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!
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start : New Lanark World Heritage Site car park (ML11 9DB). Grid Ref. NS 88033 42567
(D/A) From the main car park for the New Lanark World Heritage Site, follow a footpath leading downhill past an information board.
At the bottom of the hill turn left (South East) to reach New Lanark Road. You will start to see badger signs saying “Follow me to the Falls of Clyde”.
(1) Turn left (South East) along New Lanark Road for 100m, past the war memorial and a red phone box and then turn right (South West), through some gates and down some steps then across a footbridge, arriving in front of the entrance to the cafe.
(2) Turn left (South East), passing a picnic area. When you reach Robert Owen's School keep left at a fork and follow the path along past an office building.
(3) Go through a gap in the wall and into the woods. Choose the paths closest to the River Clyde, following the boardwalk and stopping off at several viewpoints along the way to admire the waterfalls.
(4) After approx 700m you will arrive at the buildings and pipes which form Corra Linn Substation. Keep right (South) at a fork to head back into the woods and up some steps.
(5) Continue to follow the trails closest to the River Clyde, gently uphill for the next 1.5km to reach Bonnington Linn Weir. Along the way you will experience several sets of steps and a number of viewpoints just off the path, including the most popular one overlooking the spectacular Corra Linn waterfall.
(6) From Bonnington Linn Weir, retrace your steps back to the main car park for the New Lanark World Heritage Site (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 166 m - New Lanark World Heritage Site car park (ML11 9DB)
1 : km 0.44 - alt. 116 m - Cafe entrance
2 : km 0.56 - alt. 118 m - Fork at Robert Owen's School
3 : km 0.66 - alt. 124 m - Gap in wall
4 : km 1.41 - alt. 126 m - Fork at Corra Linn Substation
5 : km 1.59 - alt. 141 m - Corra Linn Waterfall viewpoint
6 : km 2.95 - alt. 181 m - Bonnington Linn Weir
D/A : km 5.92 - alt. 166 m - New Lanark World Heritage Site car park (ML11 9DB)
Mainly woodland paths, one long section of boardwalk and lots of steps. There are some steep hilly sections.
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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.
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.
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