Falls of Clyde

What's on at Falls of Clyde?

Click here for all upcoming events at Falls of Clyde. You can also get all the latest from the reserve by reading our Falls of Clyde blog or watching our live webcam.

Have a wild birthday party at Falls of Clyde! Are you looking for an exciting and hassle free party with a difference? Falls of Clyde have launched woodland adventure birthday parties with the ranger, suitable for ages three to 14. Recent themes have included: "Nature Explorers", "Fox Fun" and "Fairies and Elves"!

Parties are adventure-packed, with activities such as den building, minibeast hunting, clue trails, nature crafts and parachute games all expertly led by a ranger. Packages start from £7.50 per child, last for 2 1/2 hours and are available all year round. For more information or to book today, call 01555 665 262 or email us.

Schools and groups welcome too!

About Falls of Clyde

Located within the World Heritage Site of New Lanark and part of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership, our fun 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
  • 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 self-guided trail

Peregrine Update

Unfortunately we believe our peregrines have not survived the winter season due to their age. Find out more here.

Visitor information

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the visitor centre is only open on Saturdays throughout the Christmas holidays.

We are looking for local volunteers to help open and close our visitor centre if you are interested please contact Lyndsay Mark 01555 665262 lmark@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

The unstaffed 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.

An access guide can be downloaded here.

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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