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5. Site of Colliery Railway

Grid Ref: SJ 21983 75584


Gaining the top of the embankment curving to the west, walk towards the ruins of Bettisfield Colliery seen in the distance. Look to your right and try to spot the ‘River Dee Co’ marker stone of 1725. There were a line of boundary markers laid when the company took responsibility for improving navigation of the River Dee. Also, to your right is another low embankment leading diagonally to the river-end of the dock. This carried the Colliery private railway to a wagon turntable and the wharf-side cranes.

Images before the trail started and during the project taken during 2012 / 2013:-


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