GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Falls of Clyde Walk

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy woodlands, waterfalls and a walk along the River Clyde in this delightful nature reserve in Lanark. The falls comprise of Bonnington Linn, Corra Linn, Dundaff Linn, and the lower falls of Stonebyres Linn. Corra Linn is the highest, with a fall of 84 feet. The Clyde Gorge is a haven for wildlife - look out for peregrine falcons, badgers, bats, roe deer, otters, kingfishers and over 100 species of bird. There's an excellent Visitor Centre with a lot of information on the falls and the animals that dwell there.
The Clyde Walkway long distance walk path runs through the reserve so you could pick this up and continue your walk along the River Clyde. Also nearby is Lanark Moor Country Park where you can enjoy a walk around Lanark Loch.


ML11 9DB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

South of Lanark there's a popular climb to Tinto Hill to try. The hill is an excellent local viewpoint with fine views over the hills and countryside of the Southern Uplands. The hill top is also home to one of the largestBronze Ageround cairns in Scotland.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Falls of Clyde - - 26709

The Corra Linn in full spate, a sight not seen often in the year only when the dam at the power station at Bonnington Linn is open to let the full force of the river spill over the falls.

Bonnington Linn, Falls of Clyde - - 487824

Bonnington Linn, Falls of Clyde

Falls of Clyde Walk - - 75358

Sheltered woodland area on the walk. When high winds blow elsewhere, the 6 mile walk round the falls of Clyde can be a haven of calm.

Bonnington Sluice Gates Above Falls of Clyde - - 487838

Bonnington Sluice Gates above Falls of Clyde. This weir supplies water to the Falls of Clyde hydro-electric power station.

River Clyde - - 1734838

River Clyde. A pothole on a rockshelf on the bed of the River Clyde above Stonebyres Falls. These features are responsible for corrading and thus lowering river beds through vertical erosion.

View Towards Stonebyres Falls - - 143035

View Towards Stonebyres Falls. This is the view from the Stonebyres sluicegates across the River Clyde just above the Stonebyres Falls. The falls start where the river disappears from sight.

The Falls of Clyde at New Lanark - - 1319606

The Falls at New Lanark

Bonnington Bridge, cast iron, River Clyde

Bonnington Bridge, Bonnington Linn, Falls of Clyde, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. A 19th century cast iron bridge


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)