We visited New Lanark in mid July and walked up to see the Falls of Clyde. The walk is easy on a very well maintained trail. We went a bit further beyond the falls but a round trip walk with a 69 year old along took us about an hour. That's of course with stops to take in the beauty. It really is gorgeous!
This beautiful place is well worth a visit. The waterfalls are stunning. We really enjoyed our walk following the well marked footpath and will most certainly return and perhaps do the longer circular route next time. Unfortunately the prices in the New Lanark Visitor Centre cafe - ￡9.10 for two toasties - were a bit of a rip off. I would recommend that you take a picnic if you decide to visit. There are lots of seats at viewpoints all along the walk where you could enjoy your sandwiches and the lovely views. The chap on duty at the Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre was very happy to share his knowledge and experience of the peregrines which nest near by and even showed us footage he had taken of the chicks being fed. All in all a great day out.
We were amazed how impressive the beautiful falls are and the gorge that the Clyde has cut through the rock is quite deep. It is all well-wooded and there is excellent bird life. If you go between April and early July you should see the nesting Peregrine falcons on their ledge on the opposite side of the gorge. You can check this beforehand because the Scottish Wildlife Trust has a webcam and powerful viewing implements trained on the nest. We were lucky enough to see the male bird fly in with a freshly killed starling, to be torn to bits and fed to the two bulky ( female) chicks which were showing signs of fledging. The wildlife base is appealingly simple and there were nice knowledgeable staff there to explain things. The nest site is about 30/40 minutes walk from New Lanark (itself a Unesco World Heritage site). Take a picnic and walk back along the other side of the river but this is a longer walk (7 miles in total) which overshoots New Lanark before you can cross back to the home side again. All of this lovely experience is free, although it is good to leave the Wildlife Trust a donation, which we were very glad to do.
Been here couple times the views from the falls are amazing but just watch is the path is not that good.The wildlife centre needs to update as theres nothing stating prices etc
Went twice in one week,Staff very informative and friendly,Walked to Operation,s Area about 40 minute,s away from Centre,Only Hen on nest,Walk is path,s/step,s and can be very muddy/wet after bad weather,Worth the trek(dont forget camera).Fall,s of Clyde spectacular,Allow2/3 hour,s to enjoy and take time.Well worth a visit
didn't go to the wildlife reserve due to weather. visitor centre had 'real time ' footage of the falls and lots of exhibits and interactive features especially aimed at children
Falls are great, good way how to spend a day outdoors. Def worth a visit if you're in Scotland. We spent there around 2.5h.
We loved our visit to the falls of Clyde Wildlife reserve the waterfalls were lovely especially the biggest Corra Linn. Our son loved the boardwalk along the riverside.We also liked the Scottish Wildlife Trust visitor centre which had live CCTV of peregrines and loads to do for the kids.It's really near New lanark world Heritage site so we could get a bite to eat too.We are booked in to do a badger watch and can't wait!!!!!!
Peaceful, beautiful, tranquil walks by the river Clyde. The paths are well maintained, there is a visitor centre to interpret the wildlife/ plants and a cafe in the nearby New Lanark Heritage Centre. Well worth a visit. The autumnal colours were amazing, we watched a heron catching eels by one of the falls, the trees were ablaze. Loved it. There are walks of all sorts of lengths, gentle strolls along the board walk by the river right up to a seven miler.
The waterfalls are stunning and we really enjoyed the walk as far up as the Bonnington Linn. It would have been better if those responsible for maintaining the path cleared it of snow and ice, as it was very slippery and dangerous in parts.