An opportunity to enjoy/photograph spectacular waterfalls during an 8 mile circular riverside walk, starting and finishing at the World Heritage Site of New Lanark.
We will start the walk from the conservation village of New Lanark following the River Clyde downstream to Clydesholm Bridge where will cross and pass through KirkfieldBank Village and rejoin the riverside walk. Entering the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve we will follow in the footsteps of many poets and painters including Wordsworth and Turner. After a few miles we will enter the Clyde Gorge where we will enjoy great views of three waterfalls: Dundaff Linn (3 metres) close to New Lanark; Corra Linn (28 metres high) and Bonnington Linn as well as the ruin of Corra Castle before recrossing the river.
Finally you can either unwind and enjoy a Fruit Scone in the New Lanark Cafe or explore the the World Heritage Site - a restored 18th century cotton mill village including an award winning Visitor Centre where the history of the village is brought back to life. Enjoy the fascinating 'Annie McLeod Experience' ride, where the ghost of a mill girl appears and takes you on a journey.
By Public Transport
Public Transport to Lanark is not good, I would encourage Car Sharing where possible.
From Edinburgh you can take a train to Motherwell (don't change at Holytown) and change there for a train to Lanark.
There's no direct bus to Lanark from Edinburgh, the only option is taking the bus to Biggar from where you can catch a bus to Lanark bus station.
Both the bus and train station are close to Lanark Town Centre, it is a downhill walk of around a mile to New Lanark.
New Lanark is signposted from the M8 motorway or you can take the A70 , via Carnwath, to Lanark, it is under an hour's drive from Edinburgh.
The New Lanark World Heritage Site is close to and is signposted From Lanark Town Centre (brown signs) The main road down to the site is just off the A73. Grid reference NS[masked]
The large car park above the New Lanark World Heritage Site.
I'll send an email with my mobile number to all those on the *attending and waiting lists* a couple of days before the event.
Public toilets are at the starting point.
Dogs are welcome.
Mainly footpaths, can be muddy in places.
•By signing up for this walk you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk
•Whereas the organiser is facilitating this walk, he or she will not be held otherwise or legally responsible for any accidents or other mishaps during this walk. Life in general and particularly outdoor activities are never without risks. This group has no liability insurance and by signing up for this walk you agree that you will make your own risk assessment of the conditions of the terrain and the weather.
•If you have any doubts about your abilities, the weather conditions or the terrain/ground, you must discuss this with the organiser before the start of the walk
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