The reserve stretches along both sides of the Clyde gorge, from New Lanark to Bonnington Weir. As well as the falls, the gorge is fringed by ancient natural woodland and modern mixed plantation. Part of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership.
South Lanarkshire Council are currently resurfacing the road into New Lanark Village, limiting vehicular access over the coming weeks. Whilst pedestrian access is still available from the main car park, this may prove difficult for visitors with mobility issues. For more information, visit the South Lanarkshire Council website.
The Falls of Clyde reserve lies approximately 1 mile south of the town of Lanark, and is reached through the historic village of New Lanark, signposted from all major routes. A large visitor car-park is available at New Lanark.
From New Lanark car park, walk down into the village, through the iron gates and down the steps to the right of the New Lanark Visitor Centre. Turn left and follow the road down to the Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre, and then up a series of steps onto the reserve.
The reserve has a network of paths, including the top section of the Clyde Walkway. Pick up a map at the Visitor Centre for more information. Take great care on the reserve as the path is steep in places, particularly close to the gorge edge and the river.
The Visitor Centre is open every day from 10am to 4pm. Non-members are asked to donate £3.
T 01555 665 262
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