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River Clyde walkway from Cardies Bridge
distance 15.66 km Vertical gain +212 m Vertical drop -210 m Duration 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Lanarkshire

Walk part of River Clyde walkway from Cardies Bridge.

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Falls of Clyde Circular Walk
distance 11.27 km Vertical gain +218 m Vertical drop -224 m Duration 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Lanarkshire

Starting in the historic village of New Lanark, follow the Clyde Walkway through the woods, stopping at several viewpoints to see the spectacular waterfalls along the river. The return route brings you down the opposite bank of the river and into Kirkfieldbank, then through Castlebank Park.

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Glengavel Reservoir to Darvel
distance 15.48 km Vertical gain +154 m Vertical drop -305 m Duration 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Lanarkshire

This walk begins at the tranquil and picturesque Glengavel Reservoir, and goes via Bankend Rig Windfarm to end near Randoldcoup Bridge in Darvel. It is a challenging walk mainly due to the distance covered but as the landscape is so varied there is lots to keep you entertained.

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Cleughearn Forestry Walk, Whitelee Windfarm
distance 4.66 km Vertical gain +36 m Vertical drop -31 m Duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Lanarkshire

A pleasant walk around one of the quieter areas of forestry within the UK’s largest onshore windfarm. Starting at the parking area just off Ardochrig Road (near Strathaven), you soon find yourself on a mossy track through the trees. In this area it is possible to spot jay, bullfinch, merlin, peregrine, roe deer, and occasionally goldeneye ducks on the ponds.

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The Falls of Clyde, New Lanark
distance 5.92 km Vertical gain +119 m Vertical drop -125 m Duration 2h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Lanarkshire

Best experienced after a period of sustained rainfall, this section of the River Clyde is pretty spectacular. Starting in the historical village of New Lanark, the track forms the last section of the Clyde Walkway and is basically a woodland walk with viewpoints to the waterfalls along the river, the most photographed of these being Corra Linn which plunges down 26m over the rocks!

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Tinto Hill
distance 6.79 km Vertical gain +477 m Vertical drop -477 m Duration 3h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in South Lanarkshire

A good one if you are new to hill walking thanks to the well-trodden footpath from start to finish. Lovely views of Lanarkshire and beyond on a clear day! Tinto summit is at 711m / 2332ft so a serious hill walk.