Dog-friendly walk (beware cliffs)
Car parking available at New Lanark World Heritage Site (ML11 9DB). Closest train station is in Lanark, 2.7km away (there is a bus service from Lanark to New Lanark).
WALK REPORT: 1st October 2016
The last time we did the walk along the Clyde at New Lanark our eldest son was just months old. Today we returned with a 5 and a 3 year old to experience it once again! There had been a lot of rain the week prior so I was really excited to see the falls. My excitement increased when we arrived and saw the first glimpse of the raging River Clyde from a vantage point above the village. We were in for a treat! I couldn’t wait to get further along and show the kids the huge waterfalls!
Bonnington Power Station – surprisingly pretty as power stations go and certainly sparked an interest with the kids…. cue a million questions!
The walk up to Corra Linn is fun with lots of stairs to negotiate and plenty of view points from which to see the waterfalls. We loved the section of boardwalk right down by the river.
If I am honest though, I didn’t particularly enjoy the last section from Corra Linn to the Weir. I kept thinking that the further we walked the more spectacular the waterfalls were going to be however instead the viewpoints became a bit of a let down with not much to see and the kids were getting a little bored with the woodland walk. If I return in future I will likely stop at Corra Linn as in my opinion you have seen the best of what there is by that point. Nonetheless a really nice woodland walk and definitely a place of beauty, especially at this time of year with the Autumn colours starting to appear.