This reserve is famous for its spectacular waterfalls, historic visitors and scenic woodland walks. Over 100 bird species have been recorded including dipper, raven and kingfisher. Daubenton’s bats can be spotted feeding over the river in the evenings. Badgers forage amongst the undergrowth and otters are sometimes seen along the riverbank.
- The reserve has a network of paths, including the top section of the Clyde Walkway
- The Falls of Clyde is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.
Address: Falls of Clyde, New Lanark ML11 9DB
- Regular evening badger watches and wildlife-themed events throughout the year
- Beautiful woodland 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
- May to Aug for Badger Watches
- Apr to Aug for woodland wildflowers
- Sep to Nov for Autumn colour and fungi
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