• Explore the Clyde and Avon Valley

    Woodlands, castles, industrial heritage

    View places to go and trails

  • Online Museum

    Hidden stories in the landscape

    From history to present day

  • Spring photo competition

    We want your pictures!

    Enter by 31 May

  • Volunteering, training and learning

    Help conserve the environment and heritage

    Learn something new

  • FREE Spring Walks

    Saturday 7 – Sunday 15 May 2016

    Part of the Clyde and Avon Valley Heritage Festival


The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership needs YOU to help conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique landscape and cultural heritage of the Clyde and Avon valleys.

About Clyde and Avon Valley

Tucked into the ancient wooded gorge landscapes of the Clyde and Avon Valleys just south of Glasgow and to the west of the central belt, you will find a landscape bursting with an intriguing and unique cultural heritage.

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Guided walks, workshops, volunteering opportunities and a whole lot more - find an activity for you in the Clyde and Avon Valley.

Volunteers sought to explore historic Clyde Walkway

Sharing stories from designed landscapes to mining heritage

Chatelherault Country Park

A 'Jewel in the Landscape' and former hunting lodge

Community Links: Larkhall to Clyde Walkway – ‘The Monkey Road’

Larkhall to Clyde Walkway – ‘The Monkey Road’

Visit Historic Corehouse

Guided tours of a Tudor architectural revival masterpiece

The Power of Water - 400 Million Years On

Most of the landscapes of the world owe their character ...

Greenwood Workshop A Success!

Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI)

Get Arty in nature at Baron’s Haugh

Get creative out and about at Baron’s Haugh.

National Trust for Scotland Black Hill

A spectacular viewpoint over the Clyde and Avon Valley with ...

Winners revealed for first phase of photography competition

Four entries showcasing the autumnal beauty of the local landscape ...

Autumn Magic at Baron’s Haugh’s Adders Gill

The tranquil ancient woods of Adder’s Gill are an ...

Scottish Wildlife Trust Lower Nethan Gorge

Stunning woodland clinging to the steep Nethan Gorge

Lower Nethan Gorge

Ancient river deltas and swampy forests

Mauldslie Woodlands

Follow the Clyde Walkway through the grounds of Mauldslie Castle

SNH Cleghorn Glen

A beautiful woodland set on the steep Mouse Water Gorge

Creatures of the Night at Baron’s Haugh

Come for a twilight walk to track down the bats ...

Castlebank Gardens - Scotland's Garden event

Centred around this exciting restoration project of Castlebank Park

Family Badger Watch

An evening walk to our badger viewing area following a ...

Falls of Clyde Forestry

Did you know the Forestry Commission used to own part ...

Glorious Gardens Goes Walking

Summary of Glorious Gardens activity for the period 1/7/2015 to 30/9/2015

Butterfly Net Workshop and Minibeast Hunt

Join the rangers for an afternoon making your own butterfly ...

Community Links – Nemphlar Moor Road to Braidwood

Through gentle rolling landscape to the dramatic Fiddler’s Gill ...

Youngsters are ‘Game’ for Local History

Gaming mechanics and time travel might not sound like traditional ...

CAVLP Heritage: Heritage & Landscape Conference

The inaugural CAVLP Heritage and Landscape Conference

After School Fire Club a burning success at Underbank Primary

Five primary 6 pupils from Underbank Primary in Crossford have been ...

Tinto Hill

One of Central Scotland’s best loved and most distinctive ...

New Year, New You? Volunteering in the Valleys

Get fitter, get out and about or learn a new ...

Majestic salmon to leap the Avon Falls once again

Weirs on the Avon Water have been a barrier to ...

New Lanark World Heritage Site

A restored 18th century cotton mill built on Utopian ideals

Muddy Fun with Medieval Tile Making!

Experimental Archaeology Sessions

Historic Scotland Craignethan Castle

Scotland’s last great private stronghold perched on the Nethan ...

Luxury Badger Safari

Badger watching goes first class!

Scottish Wildlife Trust Upper Nethan Gorge

Peaceful, ancient woodland with a stunning variety of wildlife

POSTPONED People’s Postcode Lottery Peregrine Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Peregrine Watch

Pits, Ponies, People and Stories Exhibition

Coal mining in South Lanarkshire

Eight legs and webs: explore the world of spiders at ...

Spiders and other eight legged creatures are fascinating creatures.

Badger Watch

An evening walk to our badger viewing area, learning about ...

Walking boots, historical survey chains and fairy potions: Top ten ...

This year has sped by in a blur of walking ...

Community Links: Rosebank Circular via Ashgill and Dalserf

Rosebank Circular via Ashgill and Dalserf

Stream guddling at Baron’s Haugh

It is time to find out what creatures are lurking ...

Volunteers Sought to Survey North Lanarkshire Orchards

An Orchard Inventory Project is being run to map and ...

Wild Play at Clearburn, New Lanark (part of Spring Food ...

Monday 2nd May, 1pm - 3pm, Come laugh, jump, and ...

Clearburn Natural Play and Picnic Area

A prestigious award winning wild play area in New Lanark

Wildflower wander at Baron’s Haugh

Wonderful wildflowers in bloom around Baron’s Haugh.

Dalzell Estate

A Clyde-side ornamental landscape through the ages

Dig into Chatelherault's mining past in 2016

Blink and you’d miss the signpost to ‘Hoolet Raw’ – ...

Morgan Glen

A beautiful wooded gorge hosting Scotland’s highest railway bridge

Summer Holidays at New Lanark

Visit New Lanark for the perfect family day out this ...

Unearthing of Glorious Gardens Secrets Begins

New discoveries and interesting pasts are being uncovered as the ...

Clyde and Avon Valleys' Geology revealed

Swamps, ice sheets and underground caverns! Clyde and Avon valleys' ...

Kirkyard tales: the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker

Help exhume secrets of souls laid to rest at St ...

Woodland crafts at Baron’s Haugh

Spend an afternoon in the woods making things out of ...

Winter winners revealed for the Clyde and Avon valleys photography ...

Five entries showcasing the winter wonders of the local landscape ...

Running wild with Forest Schools Skills at Underbank Primary

Primary 2/3 pupils from Underbank Primary School recently held a showcase ...

Meet Ewan, the new Clyde and Avon valleys Development Officer

It's fantastic to have joined the Clyde & Avon Valley Landscape ...

RSPB Baron’s Haugh

A wildlife haven on the banks of the River Clyde

Traditional Building Skills Workshops

Traditional Building Skills Workshops

Keeping the Charcoal Kilns Burning

As many of you will know, the woodlands of Lanarkshire ...

Clever Camouflage at Baron’s Haugh

Find out how some creatures use camouflage to hide away ...

Confessions of a Clyde and Avon Valley Addict

I admit it! I’m in love. It’s a ...

Building Scotland Exhibition

Building Scotland Exhibition