CRUICK  WATER

As our name Cruickshank is interwoven with the stream called Cruick Water, it became interesting to know more about this water body. The series of maps below, trace the Cruick Water from its outlet end near Stracathro, back to its origins in the Grampian Mountains. I was pleased to discover that the Cruick Water has provided power for mills and water for farming and life in general for many hundreds of years. Exciting to see some features called Shanks on the maps, too!

Cruick Water is fully contained in Angus (currently the Council Area of Angus and previously the Shire of Angus). Angus is located between the areas that were called Atholl (now mostly Perth & Kinross Council Area) and Kincardinshire (now part of Aberdeenshire council Area).

The Cruick Water outlet, into the River Esk, is next to a very old settlement called Stracathro, which is situated about 7.4 miles south of Fettercairn. On the maps you will see some Roman Forts were located at Stracathro. Additional information about STRACATHRO is found here.

 

The following maps are found on the Canmore Website. You can click on this link and browse around; zoom in for a closer look. 

  https://canmore.org.uk/site/search/result?NUMLINK=35945&view=map

I have given each map a number from 1 to 15 (bottom right).

 

Links to Google Maps and Street View are given beside each map. The links might need a wee bit of tweeking, if you are using an Apple device.

So go ahead! Take a tour along the Cruick Water. You will see aerial views, street views, and be able to explore all around the Cruick Water from end to end.

Here we go!

Cruick Water south of Belliehill Wood (Right) and Keepers Wood (Left). Notice Mill of Cruick.

 

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7470936,-2.7159707,828a,35y,44.7t/data=!3m1!1e3

Street view- Mill of Cruick.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7545216,-2.7121581,3a,42.6y,225.88h,81.83t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sp8RXYxSXHu87FrR0JA4CMw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i27

See Mill of Cruick photos CLICK BUTTON

Cruick Water between Lochty (on Left) and Blackhall (on Right).

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7453268,-2.7505231,784a,35y,44.66t/data=!3m1!1e3

Street View- Blackhall Mill.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7545053,-2.7380418,3a,15.4y,64.76h,90.45t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sff_ym-xQwpUw0t-HrAS_2Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i

 

See more information about Mill of Blackhall, CLICK BUTTON

Cruick Water between Coe [Menmuir] (on Left) and Cowford (on Right)

 

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7479251,-2.7768811,571a,35y,44.73t/data=!3m1!1e3

Cruick Water through Auld Mill with Balquhadly (Left) and Balquharn (Right).

 

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7410561,-2.848586,805a,35y,44.64t/data=!3m1!1e3

Street View- Bridge across Cruick Water with road to Auld Mill on the right (east).

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7474558,-2.8417447,3a,75y,29.04h,69.41t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1skj06hZa9cSc6gLewUc9wYQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i49

Cruick Water with Glen Cruick (bottom) and Glentrusta (Right).

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7661905,-2.862042,839a,35y,44.61t/data=!3m1!1e3

Cruick Water crossing the road (or trail) at Ford, where Lockart Burn and Burn of

Glenlick join then  flow into Cruick Water.  (NOTE there are 2 ‘Fords’ on Map 13)

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7740791,-2.8645531,817a,35y,44.61t/data=!3m1!1e3

This is hard to distinguish but the centre of this Google Map is the place where Cruick Water has 3 tributaries ‘fork’ into it. Marked with an arrow on Maps 14 and 15. The 3 tributaries are outlined by lighter green vegetation.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7882533,-2.8743086,582a,35y,44.73t/data=!3m1!1e3

Cruick Water showing the 3 tributaries. Marked with arrow on Maps 14 and 15. The 3 tributaries are outlined by lighter green vegetation. It might help if you zoom in. The trails (Left of the Cruick Water) help with the orientation.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.7777686,-2.8747623,2240a,35y,44.23t/data=!3m1!1e3

Open this map, to see a very small scale (zoomed out) to show from Stracathro (Right) to Auchnacree (Left). Noticeable by their shape, but not labelled in this scale, are: Little Brechin Wood (Map 4), Boggie Wood and Weiris Wood (Map 8), Auld Mill (Maps 8 and 9), Auchnacree (Maps 10 and 11), the wooded area around Glen Cruick (Map 12), and the westerly bend leading to the northerly ‘Ford’ (Map 13).Cruick Water showing the 3 tributaries. Marked with arrow on Maps 14 and 15. The 3 tributaries are outlined by lighter green vegetation. It might help if you zoom in. The trails (Left of the Cruick Water) help with the orientation.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.6713969,-2.7927349,10994a,35y,43.25t/data=!3m1!1e3