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 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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Castlecary to Longriggend

Castlecary to Longriggend

An enjoyable cycle route beginning in Castlecary and ending in Longriggend.
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Clyde Walkway

Clyde Walkway

The Clyde Walkway takes you on a 65km/40 mile journey, Glasgow City Centre to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, through spectacular scenery and many interesting and important sites.
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Clyde Walkway - Strathclyde Park Section

Clyde Walkway - Strathclyde Park Section

40 mile walking and cycling trail that follows the River Clyde from the centre of Glasgow to the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark.
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Crawford, Crawfordjohn and Leadhills Cycle Route

Crawford, Crawfordjohn and Leadhills Cycle Route

Escape the world and take the Crawford, Crawfordjohn and Leadhills cycle route in South Lanarkshire.
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Dalveen Pass to Leadhills

Dalveen Pass to Leadhills

The 'Two Buses' Walk takes you from Dalveen Pass to Leadhills via the Southern Upland Way through the Lowther Hills
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Dalzell Estate & Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve

Dalzell Estate & Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve

Wander through the historic Dalzell Estate and see the varied wildlife of Baron's Haugh
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Douglas Historic Walking Route

Douglas Historic Walking Route

Enjoy a walk through Scotland's history in the historic village of Douglas
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Edinburgh to Glasgow Cycle Route (NCN 75)

Edinburgh to Glasgow Cycle Route (NCN 75)

Families can enjoy a day out cycling part of this route. Alternatively those feeling particularly energetic can attempt the whole route.
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Kilsyth and Colzium Cycle

Kilsyth and Colzium Cycle

Enjoy a relaxing cycle around Kilsyth taking in some wonderful locations including, the Forth & Clyde Canal, Antonine Wall, Dumbreck Marsh and Colzium House Estate.
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Kirkintilloch to the Campsie Hills

Kirkintilloch to the Campsie Hills

The route begins at the car park at Townhead in Kirkintilloch, adjacent to the tow path of the Forth and Clyde Canal, which forms the first 9.7 km of this route.
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Lanark, Tinto and Covington Cycle Route

Lanark, Tinto and Covington Cycle Route

Explore Lanarkshire's iron-working past and the beautiful South Lanarkshire scenery of Lanark, Tinto and Covington.
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Larkhall to Blantyre

Larkhall to Blantyre

Cyclists can now cycle separately from the traffic between Larkhall and Chatelherault Country Park
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