Summer in Lanarkshire

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 the 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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Lanark Loch

Lanark Loch

Lanark Loch is an ideal fun day out for all the family, there are a selection of activities to keep everyone entertained. Through the summer months you can enjoy the loch side grass areas to relax while the children play within the...
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Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde

Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde

The Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve in New Lanark is located in ancient woodland with the infamous and spectacular falls.
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Strathclyde Country Park

Strathclyde Country Park

One of Scotland's best locations for watersports, walking, cycling and other outdoor activities. Have a great day out in the peaceful countryside around Strathclyde Loch.
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The Antonine Wall and Forth and Clyde Canal

The Antonine Wall and Forth and Clyde Canal

Patrol the Roman Empire's northwest Frontier and experience one of Scotland's World Heritage sites
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Velo Scotland Corporate Cycling

Velo Scotland Corporate Cycling

Velo Scotland provide unique cycling days in Scotland’s beautiful scenery for staff and clients, fully risk assessed and insured we plan your day from start to finish providing an inventory and costs.
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Airdrie to Longriggend

Airdrie to Longriggend

Enjoy a day out cycling in Lanarkshire. A fun day out for all the family.
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Biggar & Pentland Hills

Biggar & Pentland Hills

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of South Lanarkshire during the Biggar and Pentland Hills Cycle Route.
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Biggar and Broughton

Biggar and Broughton

Take the Biggar and Broughton Cycle Route and enjoy the quiet back roads of the beautiful South Lanarkshire countryside.
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Biggar, Hillridge and Langlees

Biggar, Hillridge and Langlees

Explore the rolling farmland of rural Lanarkshire. Wander along country lanes and take in the terrific views of the Southern Upland hills.
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Caldercruix to Cumbernauld

Caldercruix to Cumbernauld

This route leaves it at the end of Hillend Loch for a cross-country route over Scotland. A rarely visited area, the roads can be wonderfully lonely. An interesting feature of the route is the expanse of raised peat bog, doming upwards and...
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Cycle Route - Carluke to Shotts

Cycle Route - Carluke to Shotts

Carluke to Shotts cycle route is a 30km circular route, undulating with long flat stretches.
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Carmichael Estate History Walking Route

Carmichael Estate History Walking Route

Explore the Lanarkshire's Carmichaels estate. Unravel the ebbs and flows of Clan Carmichael who have played a prominent role in Scottish, British and European History.
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