Free app to help walkers explore the Clyde Walkway
A free app, detailing the 65 km stretch of the Clyde Walkway between the vibrant city of Glasgow and Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, has been launched, allowing walkers and cyclists to explore one of Scotland’s greatest and most popular trails.
Available to download from iTunes, online or by scanning a QR code, the Clyde Walkway app provides commentary to help walkers navigate the route. Visitors will also uncover fascinating facts about the many points of natural, cultural and industrial interest which they will encounter along the way, helping them to untangle the rich history of the River Clyde.
Working on GPS, app users can chart their progress on the route as they go, even when in rural areas with limited mobile signal.
As visitors make their way out of the urban city, into rural countryside, they will pass castles, Roman ruins, and changing landscapes along the way. Some of the highlights include; stunning ancient woodland in the Clyde Valley National Nature Reserve (NNR); RSPB Baron’s Haugh and Dalzell Estate; Chatelherault Country Park; Bothwell Castle and the David Livingston Centre; Cunningar Loop Forestry Commission Community Park; and New Lanark UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Clyde Walkway app breaks the route into five manageable stages and shares information on key transport hubs and parking facilities.
The five stages of the route are;
- Stage one: Glasgow City Centre - Cambuslang Bridge
- Stage two: Cambuslang Bridge - Strathclyde Country Park
- Stage three: Strathclyde Country Park - Cardies Bridge
- Stage four: Cardies Bridge – Crossford
- Stage five: Crossford – Falls of Clyde, New Lanark
More information on Lanarkshire’s network of walking routes can be found on our dedicated walking and cycling page.
Download the free Clyde Walkway app by searching for ‘Clyde Walkway’ in the app store or google play store.