Things To Do
There are so many things to see and do on our doorstep and the first place to find plenty of activity is at the New Lanark Visitor Centre. Have a look at its 'What's on Guide for 2015' which lists the events taking place throughout the year.
The fun four-star Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre at New Lanark 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.
There are interactive toys and games including badger facts and wildlife crafts. Take a beautiful riverside walk 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
The Falls of Clyde Walk. this spectacular 7 miles walk allows you to follow the river as it surges through a narrow gorge and over three spectacular waterfalls. Walking through the Falls of Clyde nature reserve, where birdsong competes with the roar of the waterfalls, keep a look out for kingfishers, otters and badgers.In spring the highlight of the walk is watching the resident peregrine falcons raise their fledglings.
The Nearby Tinto Hill is a graceful cone shaped hill on Lanarkshire’s southern horizon. At 707 metres it is the highest point in central Scotland and the perfect introduction to hill walking.The best reason for climbing Tinto hill is the excellent view. On the clearest days the view takes in the Lake District, the mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland, Ailsa Craig and Arran in the Firth of Clyde, the Arrochar Alps and as far north as Lochnagar in the Cairngorms.
Strathclyde Country Park is one of the most popular family attractions in the central belt of Scotland and is only 20 minutes by car. The park hosts lots of different clubs and events from nature walks with countryside rangers to model aircraft flying clubs, so there is something for everyone
Tinto Trout Fisheries nestles on the north-western side of the dramatic Tinto hills (great for fun family day out walking) within South Lanarkshire and is set in open moorland offering peace and tranquillity. The fishery comprises two reservoir lochs (Lyoch and Cleugh) each approximately 5 acres in size containing both rainbow and wild brown trout. Regularly restocked this fishery also has several cottages that are available for rent to allow you maximum fishing time on your holiday