Falls of Clyde (waterfalls)

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Falls of Clyde (waterfalls) New Lanark Reviews

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A walk in a quiet area near New Lanark close to the Clyde river Dec 03, 2012
You can start this amazing walk in Lanark (a town, where a train terminates ) and go about 1,5 miles (2 km) to the place called New Lanark. You approach a site listed on UNESCO - New Lanark World Heritage 18th century cotton mill (if interested, a nice place for a separate visit).

Start your walk from this site continuing near the river Clyde on the woodland path. There's also the information centre at the beginning of the route, so if open, you can even get a map of the area. Go into the woodland and continue to the hydro power station and up. Next target of the walk is Corra Linn - the highest of the waterfalls on the river. There's a viewpoint there, so you can admire the beauty of the place. In the spring, you can observe peregrine nesting and if you are lucky, as I was, you can even see chicks in the nests (good to check hscottishwildlifetrust.org.uk - online nest camera available during the nesting).

The next point of interest is a bridge near Bonnington Linn, as you'll cross to the other side of the river. If you are already tired, you can return, as this is only crossing point, so you need to come back this way to New Lanark.

It's good to check the weather as the paths can be muddy. I was lucky as it was dry, when I walked here, in this amazing place. The total distance of the walk from the station in Lanark is about 7 miles (12 km).
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