The Falls Of Clyde, Lanark

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.

Travel

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.

By Car

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]

Meeting Point

The large car park above the New Lanark World Heritage Site.

Contacting me

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. 

Toilets

Public toilets are at the starting point.

Dogs are welcome.

Terrain

Mainly footpaths, can be muddy in places.

legal stuff

•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

•Please advise your fellow walkers as early as possible if you encounter difficulties during a walk. This will enable us to arrange assistance at an early stage.

•An organiser will advise you if in his/her opinion you are not suitably equipped for a walk and may refuse to facilitate the walk for you.

•By clicking 'yes' at the RSVP you accept these conditions in their entirety.

 

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  • Colin

    Really enjoyed the day. Interesting place, lovely scenery and great company. Thanks for organising DJ. Some good pictures posted by the photographers.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again for the lift Carolanne and thanks DJ for organising this great walk.

    May 27, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Fantastic walk absolutely loved it great organiser and fantastic walking companions as always - would love to do this one again

    May 27, 2013

  • Ed T.

    Excellent walk, many thanks to DJ for organising. Great scenery & great company.

    May 27, 2013

  • Debs & T.

    Dad, Toby, Sammy & I had a fantastic day in New Lanark!
    Hope you like my photos........

    May 27, 2013

  • elaine g.

    What a great walk! The setting was perfect, the scenery lovely, and the group a friendly bunch. Thanks DJ!

    May 27, 2013

  • Brian

    A great day out with great company, beautiful views and the sounds of the river never far away! Thanks for organising DJ and thanks for the lift Carolanne :-)

    May 26, 2013

  • Sandy B.

    That was a lovely walk, great company and beautiful views. Thanks for arranging it DJ and thanks for the lift Colin.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Being a short visitor, I treasure each encounter here. Today's walk will be one of the most unforgettable memories when I return to Taiwan in July. Many thanks to DJ and others for organizing this wonderful walk and Colin and Andrew for kindly providing the lift essential for me to take steps on the walkway.

    May 26, 2013

  • Linda

    Great way to spend a Sunday! Lovely to see everyone :-)

    May 26, 2013

  • Jan

    a great walk, lovely scenery, good company, a nice pace and somewhere I've never been before. Thanks for organising DJ and thanks very much for the lift Colin

    May 26, 2013

  • Jack G.

    A really good day out and great meeting up with lots of old friends again.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time, enjoyed talking to everyone

    May 26, 2013

  • Janet W.

    Sorry to cancel last minute, got quite badly sunburnt today out walking and feel rough :-(

    May 25, 2013

  • Rick

    Sorry cant make it to fallls of clyde

    May 25, 2013

  • Rick

    Sorry cant make it to fallls of clyde

    May 25, 2013

  • Janet W.

    I live in polmont if anyone wants to car share I'm driving, otherwise see you all there.

    May 25, 2013

  • Debs & T.

    Carolanne......... Thanks for the kind gesture, but Toby & I don't need a lift on Sunday anymore. Cheers anyway!!

    May 24, 2013

  • Carolanne

    No problem Sharon - I now have one extra seat in my car - if you can get to the corn exchange for 9.30 then the seat is your LOL - let me know :-)

    May 23, 2013

    • Carolanne

      Ok

      May 24, 2013

    • Carolanne

      Cool :-)

      May 24, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Ok so now have another free seat in car if anyone needs a lift give me a shout - can either pick you up at Corstorphine or from corn exchange/Cheshire - Jack do you still need a lift I could swing by yours once I've picked up John and Brian if you like

    May 24, 2013

    • Carolanne

      Chesser not Cheahire hahahha - that will be the beer kicking in then.

      May 24, 2013

  • Andrew

    Tamara
    You are down as a yes for the New Lanark trip. I still have a seat in my car reserved for you. Paula has confirmed her seat. However you have not been in touch despite me sending emails. Please confirm you wish a seat.. I will leave promptly as I said in my messages.
    [masked] &[masked]
    Andrew

    May 23, 2013

    • Andrew

      Sorry Tamara it didn't make it . Details again are:
      14 Inverleith Place
      EH3 5PZ

      Its just off Inverleith Row and served by #8,23,27 buses . Any stop after Royal Botanic Gardens is very close.
      I will wait till you arrive.

      May 23, 2013

    • Andrew

      Maybe you could send me a text so I have your number. Mines is[masked]

      May 23, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Thanks for getting back to me Sharon :-) see you on Sunday at 9.30 just at bus stop outside Corn Exchage - I picking up John from there too and Debs is coming to my house to get a lift :/)

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Carolanne I'm gonna cancel. Giving you notice just in case Someone wants a ride. Thanks again for the offer. Enjoy.

      May 23, 2013

  • DJ

    Hi everyone. Can everyone check if they are also signed up for the water of leith walk? Also, I can offer a lift to anyone in the livingston area

    May 22, 2013

  • Brian

    Hi Just wondering if anyone had space in their car for a wee guy? I am driving up from the Borders.

    May 22, 2013

  • Brian

    Hi Carolanne, That's Ok thanks for trying :-)

    May 22, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Hi Brian really sorry but my car will definitely be full on Sunday - sorry - hope someone else is able to give you a lift :-)

    May 22, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Hi Sharon - are you still wanting a lift on Sunday - thanks :-)

    May 21, 2013

    • Sharon

      Yes Carolanne that will be great. Thanks.

      May 21, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Sorry Brian my car full as giving 3 + Deb's dog :-) really sorry - but have not heard back from Sharon as to whether she definitely wanting a lift yet so will confirm whether she is or not - if not then could get you in :-)

    May 21, 2013

    • Brian

      Thanks Carolanne.

      May 21, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Hi John and Sharon. will pick you up at the bus stop at 9.30 just across from where there is the opening that takes you into the Pits and 10 pin bowling bit etc - does that make sense LOL let me know - can give you my mobile number if any help :-)

    May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi carolanne , yep I know where it is and will see you then. Thanks :-)

      May 18, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Carolanne, I was wondering if you had any more room in your car as I'm driving up from the Borders and it would split my journey. Cheers.

      May 21, 2013

  • Jack G.

    Seems to me the A70 is the way to go, neatly avoiding M8 foorball traffic which may also affect the A71. It's probably the quickest way too, I reckon.

    May 20, 2013

    • Andrew

      Don't like the A70(Lang Whang) as its quite narrow, and undulating. At least its Springtime and hopefully no snow or ice!!!

      May 20, 2013

    • Jack G.

      If its nice weather I'll drive down in my MGF, roof down, chill out, make a day of it. it's more fun on narrow roads.

      May 20, 2013

  • Andrew

    I've just read that the police are warning of significant disruption for anyone crossing the city centre on Sunday due to the marathon, and Hibs fans congregating at Easter Road for buses through to the cup final in Glasgow.
    I'm thinking of taking the A71 via Newmains as the M8 might be slow going with all the traffic. Its my alternative road to Lanark. I think my 3 passengers are Roy, Tamara and Paula. I'll email you each later this evening. I probably want to leave my house at Inverleith Place/Inverleith Row(EH3 5PZ)(on 8/23/27 bus - just past Botanics routes) around 9:30am to leave a good clear hour to travel and pick up. Route via Ferry Road/Clermiston/Maybury/Hermiston/A71/Newmains/Carluke/Lanark/New Lanark.

    May 20, 2013

    • Andrew

      Meant to say my contacts are [masked] &[masked]

      May 20, 2013

  • Scott M.

    sorry, change of plans. Have fun:)

    May 20, 2013

  • Carolanne

    John and Sharon if you could get to Asda at Chesser/Corn Exchange or there abouts I could give you both a lift - or if there an easier place - I live in Corstorphine - let me know :-)

    May 13, 2013

    • Carolanne

      Hi John would 9.30 be ok for you?

      May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      9.30 is perfect carolanne , where about at asda/ corn exchange ? It's a big area so i don't want to waste your time standing at the wrong bit :-)

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    are there any place for me? i live in Prince Street,

    May 17, 2013

    • Colin

      Sorry Javier. Got a full car.

      May 17, 2013

  • Brian

    As no-one needs a lift from me, can anyone offer me a lift? Somewhere near the by-pass would be good, but I can come to wherever suits. Thanks.

    May 17, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Can either of you get to Chesser ie Asda if so I can give you a lift :-)

    May 13, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Carolanne Asda would be great. Just let me know what time you intend on departing!! Thanks.

      May 13, 2013

    • Carolanne

      Hi Sharon would 9.30/9.45 be ok for you :-)

      May 17, 2013

  • Jack G.

    Can I also have a lift from Westside Plaza? It's very handy for me as I live nearby. Jack

    May 17, 2013

  • Sandy B.

    Yay just bagged a place. I know it's late but is there any spare spaces in cars left? I live at west end but happy to meet anywhere in Edinburgh & would pay petrol share.

    May 17, 2013

    • Colin

      Hi Sandy, Still got a space. Leaving from Maybury with pick up at Westside Plaza bus stop heading out to Lanark Rd, so anywhere in between.

      May 17, 2013

    • Sandy B.

      Fantastic Colin - thanks so much. West side plaza would be great for me. Will message u my number.

      May 17, 2013

  • Debs & T.

    Plus Dad & Sammy

    May 17, 2013

  • Roy

    Hi Andrew I would be interested in filling one of the seat in your car.

    May 13, 2013

    • Roy

      O I was really look forward to travelling by cart. I'm into dubstep, hip-hop and trance so maybe we better stick to the Economist. How to you want to arrange things I lived in Craigleith very close to the Comely Bank roundabout but I can get to most of Edinburgh easily by bus.

      May 14, 2013

    • Roy

      Hi Andrew I'm a little confused about whether I have a lift in your car to the walk or not, if I don't then I will have to cancel going as there doesn't seem to be another way for me to get there.

      May 16, 2013

  • Andrew

    I've have 3 seats in the cart for any passengers. I know the road there well.

    May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi there Andrew! i live in Mayfield/ Newington, though don't mind meeting you wherever is convenient. thank you for the offer - now i'm definitely bound to make cake!

      May 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi Andrew, I,m from Edinburgh Street Prince Street . are there any set for me? Happy to pay petro.

      Thanks

      May 16, 2013

  • Jan

    As a late joiner to this walk I'm not sure if all lifts are taken. If anyway still has a space could they let me know. Happy to meet you at a convenient spot

    thanks Jan

    May 14, 2013

    • Jan

      Hi Colin yes I am interested - where would be a good place for me to meet you, are you near Costorphine?

      May 14, 2013

    • Colin

      Hi Jan, Fired an email off to you yesterday. You still ok for a lift?

      May 15, 2013

  • Colin

    Can offer or accept lift from west side of Edinburgh (Gyle/Corstorphine area)

    May 14, 2013

    • Colin

      Hi Debs, No problem with lift. Sent a response earlier by email.

      May 14, 2013

    • Debs & T.

      Hi Colin. Unfortunately, I'm currently unable to access my emails. I'm now getting a lift to New Lanark with Carolanne. But thanks for the offer.

      May 14, 2013

  • Brian

    I will be coming up the A1, happy to offer a lift to anyone en route.....

    May 14, 2013

  • Paula H.

    Hi everyone, I would appreciate a lift from Edinburgh if possible. I stay near Leith Links, tho can easily walk somewhere central, if more convenient . Thank you ...

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Colin,
    Very much appreciated indeed. I could take Lothian Buses no. 21 to Corstorphine area. Just let me know when and which stop for the pick-up.
    Regards,
    Jeffrey

    May 14, 2013

  • Debs & T.

    Toby & me are really looking forward to this walk. We attended DJ's walk here last year - and we had a fantastic time!

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Appreciated if any would give me a ride to the meeting point. I live in Trinity, but would manage to get to the place in the downtown Edinburgh for that ride. Many thanks.

    May 14, 2013

  • Carolanne

    John Sharon I will pick you up at Asda - let me suss out and get an idea how long the journey is and I will get back to you - may have to leave a tad earlier as Hibs fan will be travelling to Hampden for cup final so I reckon traffic will be really heavy as its a 12 o'clock kick off :-)

    May 14, 2013

  • Carolanne

    Just thought I would mention - you do know that 26th is Cup Final Hibs vs Celtic at Hampden that day and it a 12 o'clock kick off so traffic going to be very very heavy with 15,000 Hibs fans travelling through so I would leave plenty of time for driving through !!!!!! Just thought I would give a heads up

    1 · May 14, 2013

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