The Clyde Valley Tourist Route takes you on a 42 mile/67 Km journey passing through spectacular scenery and many interesting and important sites which offer an insight into the rich cultural, natural and industrial heritage of the Clyde Valley.
There are lots of places to stop and explore on foot. These days an extremely popular aspect of the route relates to the many garden centres that are dotted along the route. Visitors can enjoy coffee, unusual gift ideas as well as extensive ranges of plants, garden furniture and hardware.
Those looking for more traditional tourist attractions should look no further that the stunning New Lanark World Heritage Site.
Other attractions well worth a visit include historic Craignethan Castle and the magnificently restored former hunting lodge located at Chatelherault Country Park. why not visit Biggar's wonderful new Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum.
The Clyde Valley Tourist Route is easily reached from the central belt of Scotland. Turn off the M74 at Abington if approaching from the South (or Hamilton if approaching from the North) and discover an area of contrasting landscapes, rich in historical interest. For more information about the landscape and cultural heritage of the Clyde Valley and events in the area, visit the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership website.