The hydro-electric power station will be turned off from 26/06/17 for approximately 10 weeks. This means the waterfalls will take all the water of the River Clyde during this time and will be fuller than usual for this time of year.
The Clydewalkway red way marked footpath along the river is open as usual, allowing visitors to see all three waterfalls at the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve. Access works have started across the meadow area on the Reserve’s blue way marked Woodland Trail. It will be necessary to close the path at times for safety, please observe instructions on signage at all times. There is diversion signage in place for anyone using the blue waymarked Woodland Trail.
This reserve is famous for its spectacular waterfalls and scenic woodland walks. Over 100 bird species have been recorded including peregrines and kingfishers. Daubenton’s bats can be spotted in the evenings. Badgers forage amongst the undergrowth and otters are often seen along the riverbank.
Address: Falls of Clyde, New Lanark ML11 9DB
- Regular badger and bat walks throughout the year
- Beautiful riverside walks straight from the visitor centre to the reserve
- Interactive toys and games – including badger facts and wildlife crafts
- Learn all about the history of Falls of Clyde on the Victorian self-guided trail
Best time to visit?
- Jan to Mar for otters
- Mar to Jun for peregrines
- Apr to Aug for woodland wildflowers
- Sep to Nov for fungi