Milepost 86 ~ Barnton

Link to picture of milepost Another original milepost,this one is a short way from Barnton Wharf and the entrance to Barnton Tunnel.
View east 1 The original plan was for the canal to follow the edge of the Weaver valley. However, due to the steep slopes, the risk of landslips forced Hugh Henshall, the chief engineer, to tunnel at Barnton and nearby Saltersford.
View east 2