MHG52715 - Stepping Stones and Trackway, Merkland River


A constructed stalkers' or pony path, dating from the 19th-century development of the estate for sporting activities.

Type and Period (2)

  • STEPPING STONES (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TRACK (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A trackway, with stepping stones crossing the Merkland River, associated with the development of the estate for sporting activities.

The trackway was recorded during walkover survey, but the stepping stones, shown on modern Ordnance Survey mapping, were not located. The path is constructed, with ditching on both sides as it crosses the low wet ground. It is not recorded on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, so post-dates 1879. <1>

The stepping stones were photographed during a site visit in April 2007. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 3948 2836 (419m by 73m)
Map sheet NC32NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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