Forget Winter - Summer is Coming!

Are you thinking of things to do this summer? Think of picnics on the grass, getting the family out of the house and long summer nights strolling in the slowly fading light...Here are some suggestions for the best places for the most Summery of activities.

Calderglen Country PArk

Catch up with your favourite animals in the zoo, mine are the sleepy Fennec Fox and the busy ants marching over your head on the rope bridge, don't worry they hardly ever fall on your head! Relax by the flowing Calder with its ancient trees and attractive waterfalls.

Summerlee - the museum of scottish industrial life

Its summer so why not Summerlee? As well as the indoor attraction, you can explore the large site with its play area, canal side walkway and recreated miners cottages.

little sparta - a garden of magical surprises

Possibly the most important garden in Britain, one of Lanarkshire's best kept secrets. Created by theĀ artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, discover the artworks among the plants and ponds and dream away the afternoon.

then what?

When you have been to all these places use our search tool (above) to find more things to see and do in Lanarkshire. Spend less time in the car travelling and more time in the sun, (hopefully!)

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Antonine Wall

Antonine Wall

The Antonine Wall in one of the six UNESCO world heritage sites in Scotland.
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Baron's Haugh

Baron's Haugh

Community nature reserve on the edge of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.
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Broadwood BMX track

Broadwood BMX track

Championship level BMX track at Broadwood stadium
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Carron Valley

Carron Valley

If you enjoy the countryside and woodland walks or seek challenging mountain bike trails the Carron Valley is the place to visit.
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Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault was built in 1732 as the hunting lodge and summer house for the Duke of Hamilton. Designed by the famous Scottish Architect William Adam, Chatelherault now serves as a magnificent gateway to a beautiful Country Park.
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Colzium Lennox Estate

Colzium Lennox Estate

The idyllic Colzium Lennox Estate surrounds the historic Colzium House in Kilsyth.
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Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop is an exciting new woodland park in Rutherglen, near the east end of Glasgow. 15 hectares of derelict land - the size of 15 football pitches - has been transformed into a greenspace for local people and visitors to enjoy.
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Cumbernauld to Glasgow

Cumbernauld to Glasgow

The Cumbernauld to Glasgow route starts on the south west side of Cumbernauld, from where signs direct cyclists along minor roads until Muirhead.
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Forth and Clyde Canal

Forth and Clyde Canal

You can access the Canal in North Lanarkshire at Auchinstarry, Craigmarloch and Wyndford by joining the towpath that runs alongside it.
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Forth and Clyde Canal Society

Forth and Clyde Canal Society

Canal enthusiasts can support the preservation of the canal and enjoy a day trip on the water by chartering one of the three vessels, Voyager, Gypsy Princess or Maryhill.
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Forth, Wilsontown and Braehead Cycle Route

Forth, Wilsontown and Braehead Cycle Route

Enjoy the quiet back roads of South Lanarkshire with the Forth, Wilsontown and Braehead Cycle Route.
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Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Many people visit the reserve to enjoy the wealth of wildlife and the range of habitats present, which vary from the bluebell woods to wildflower rich meadows and small ponds full of dragonflies.
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