MHG55613 - Ord Wood Carriage Track, Strathpeffer
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- PATH (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
In addition to Jubilee Drive, there was also a carriage path into Ord Wood which went up to the Flagstaff. It was a ‘favourite perambulation of the Victorian visitor’ (Murray 1985). It may have originated as a drove road: ‘Skirting the graveyard was a drove road which at the junction with a farm track had a well, used alike by residents and passers-by. A pump which supplanted the well was in use until just before the First World War’ (Finlayson 1979, 31). The exact route is not known.
Information from Duncan Finlayson, ARCH Remembering Strathpeffer Project, 2011
Finlayson, C., 1979. The Strath: the biography of Strathpeffer: Scotland's famous spa, and district. Edinburgh: St Andrew Press.
Murray, D., 1985. Victorian Strathpeffer. A walk around this unique highland village. Inverness <1>
|Grid reference||NH 4778 5818 (point) (Approximate)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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