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The Clyde Walkway takes you on a 65km/40 mile journey, Glasgow City Centre to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, passing through spectacular scenery and many interesting and important sites which offer insights into the rich cultural, natural and industrial heritage of the Clyde Valley.
Great Attractions, Lanarkshire
1 ‘the city sight from the riverbank’
From Glasgow’s West End where the Rivers Clyde and Kelvin meet, out to Cambuslang in the east by way of Glasgow Green and the Broomielaw. Whilst travelling through the industrial areas there are a number of spectacular historic and modern buildings and an abundance of wildlife along the river.
2 ‘a castle and woodland walk’
Continuing through Uddingston, Bothwell and Blantyre to Strathclyde Country Park. There is a mixture of urban and rural area, marking the transition between town and country.
3 ‘the loch side and the riverbank’
Down the banks of Strathclyde Loch and continuing along the River Clyde to Garrion Bridge. This section passes through mature woodland and farmland with a variety of interesting features to see and sites to visit along the way.
4 ‘Clyde valley villages’
From Dalserf the route continues through a variety of woodland and agricultural landscapes as far as Crossford, passing Rosebank on the way.
5 ‘a walk through orchard country to the falls’
From Crossford in the heart of the Clyde Valley, through orchard country and spectacular wooded gorges, to New Lanark World heritage Site and all four Falls of Clyde.
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Location: Bothwell (Map)
Info: Summer (1st April - 31st October) Mon-Sun, 9.30am - 5.30pm; Winter (1st November - 31st March) Mon-Wed, Sat & Sun, 9.30am - 4pm
Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland. In a beautiful setting overlooking the River Clyde.