Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision
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The Kelvin Walkway is a surprisingly green and leafy linear walk that takes you along Glasgow’s two important rivers – the Clyde and Kelvin – and you’d need to have tunnel vision if you failed to notice along its scenic pathway some very fine Regency and Victorian structures and buildings.

 

The Kelvin – which cuts past the Kibble Palace in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens – once supported numerous mills and chemical plants and, as a result, became very polluted. Nowadays, however, it acts as an important wildlife corridor. It feeds into the Clyde, which was once the heart of British shipbuilding.

 

The first Queen Margaret Bridge crossing the Kelvin was better known as ‘Walker’s Bridge’, not that that the Victorians had the foresight that this would become a scenic walkway, but in fact named after builder John Ewing Walker. His bridge was eventually made redundant by the construction of the new Queen Margaret Bridge just a little further upstream in the 1920’s – and you’ll come across a somewhat spooky curved tunnel through it that, even during the day, can momentarily get very dark very quickly as you walk through it, though your senses soon recover as they detect the light at the other end.

 

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