Feb 23, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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One of our favourite walks. With ample parking in Kirkfieldbank village, walk along "The Avenue" path which follows the banks of the Clyde for 2 miles to the Corehouse Estate, of which this used to be the main entrance but is now overgrown and traffic-free except the occasional horse.
We'll then walk around Corra castle and drop down beside the Corra Linn Falls until it flattens out at the riverside with several viewpoints along the way. After a good downpour these falls are particularly thunderous.
We'll then climb back up (across the river from the New Lanark visitor centre) and back to the cars at Kirkfieldbank. Total distance just over 5 miles easily completed under two hours at a leisurely pace still with time for sightseeing & photographs of wildlife and old ruins.
This can get very muddy underfoot as it was today, but the views are actually better in late winter or early Spring so you can still see through the trees further for longer before all the greenery appears and spot the occasional deer, buzzard, peregrine or heron.
This is a local haunt, but it is the path less travelled from outsiders as they tend to head for the to visitor centre on the north side of the river so it's nice and peaceful.
Dogs are welcome, but as there are many sharp drops into the fast flowing Clyde below we usually keep our two on the lead until we're at the base level so they don't go chasing birds off cliffs!
Afterwards we could drive 3 miles in convoy to the lovely New Lanark Mill Hotel on the north side for afternoon tea etc. and we can part company there leaving people time to explore that side of the Clyde & visitor centre if they so wish.
See link below for this trek we completed today, complete with photos (but after a long lie we were losing the light):
MEETING POINT POST CODE: ML11 9LA
For those requiring public transport, there are direct trains to Lanark from Glasgow Central (Low Level) and beyond from Milngavie and Dalmuir.
First Scotrail (terminates in Lanark)
9.48am Glasgow Central -> Lanark (54mins) it's then a 1.5 mile walk downhill all the way.
Alternatively various buses run right through Kirkfieldbank village from Lanark to/from Hamilton although the timings are a bit unfortunate for an 11am start (this will be considered for the next walk!!)
Stuart's Coaches alight at the village shop next to the now-disused Riverside Inn
17 (9.45am) from Lanark to Hamilton via Clyde Valley (6mins)
17 (10.30am) from Hamilton to Lanark via Clyde Valley (38mins)
258 (10.00am) from Lanark towards Lesmahagow (9mins)
259 (10.20am) from Lanark towards Glespin (8mins)
If in doubt, your best bet timing-wise is probably to car share!!