Falls of Clyde

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Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre is currently closed; however, the Peregrine Watch site still open. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period. Visitors are also advised that 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 Peregrine Trail

To celebrate the launch of the peregrine season at Falls of Clyde, we've created The Peregrine Trail - a cool new quiz that guides you all the way to the peregrine site. You can download a quiz sheet here, and once you're done you can check your answers here (but no cheating!). Can you get all ten questions correct?

For all upcoming events at Falls of Clyde, download our latest events brochure. You can also get all the latest from the reserve by reading our Falls of Clyde blog or watching our live webcam.

About Falls of Clyde

Located within the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, our fun four-star Visitor Centre allows people of all ages to learn more about the Falls of Clyde waterfalls, woodlands and the animals that live there. Highlights include:

  • The Peregrine Experience - watch live footage of nesting peregrines
  • Interactive toys and games - including badger facts and wildlife crafts
  • Honeybee observation hive housing a colony of resident bees
  • Beautiful riverside walks straight from the Centre to the reserve
  • Regular badger and bat walks throughout the year
  • Learn all about the history of Falls of Clyde on the Victorian Grand Tour

Visitor information

The Visitor Centre is open every day from 10am to 4pm. Non-members are asked to pay £3.

The Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre is located in New Lanark, just 30 miles south-east of Glasgow and 35 miles south-west of Edinburgh. Visit our reserve page for detailed directions.

Falls of Clyde, New Lanark ML11 9DB
T. 01555 665 262 E. fallsofclyde@swt.org.uk

History of Falls of Clyde

Located on the reserve is Britain's first commercial Hydro-Electric Power Station. Bonnington Power Station was constructed in 1926 by the Clyde Valley Electrical Power Co. It is still in use today, operated by Scottish Power. It has the capacity to generate 11 megawatts (MW) harnessing the power of the Bonnington and Corra Linn waterfalls. The video below shows the Corra Linn waterfall and the construction site in 1926.

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