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Glorious Gardens Stakeholder Workshop

Stakeholder meeting about the conservation of designed landscapes

Woodland Clear Up - Volunteer in Glassford with CCI

Help clear woodland to the new Make Your Way artworks ...

Appeal for information in Carluke

Vandalised artworks on the Make Your Way Trails

FREE Local Landscape Heroes Walks

Take the walks that inspired famous art between now and ...

Larkhall Town to Country Social Ride

Larkhall-Chatelherault via Country Park

Treasured Remains: Tomb Readers, Dalzell

Throwing light on inscriptions with digital photography workshops

Treasured Remains: Uncovering Buried Tombstones, Dalzell

Help reveal the hidden secrets of Dalzell graveyard

Deadwood supports 'Life in the Cadzow Oaks', Chatelherault Country Park

Get involved to help conserve life in these ancient trees

Launch of #MakeYourWay Journey Boxes in Stonehouse

Join artists Kate McAllan and Martyn McKenzie to explore new ...

Do you dorodango education resource

From soil to work of art

Make Your Way Larkhall

The Broomhill, Colliery, Doon the Braes, and Growers' Trails with ...

The Avon Weirs

Remnants of the river's industrial heritage

Shaping the Landscape: Thank the Rocks for the Trains

How geology led to the first local train lines

The Orchards of Lanark So Fair

An archaeology of fruit

Shaping the Landscape: Chatelherault and the Avon Gorge

A quintessential part of the area's mining history

Trig Points: The Basis for Modern Mapping

Part of the Mapping the Past trail

Black Hill: More than just a Viewpoint

Part of the Mapping the Past trail

Falls of Clyde Historic Trail

A historic guide for tourists, by Lady Geraldine Lockhart Ross

Clyde Walkway Community Links – Nemphlar Moor Road to Braidwood

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

Tinto Hill

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

"Boss Oak to Old Mill" - Local Landscape Heroes Artist ...

Take the walks that inspired famous art

Volunteer to plant the past at Chatelherault

Green fingered gardening volunteers required

Help conserve the landscape at Chatelherault

Volunteer within the 5 star visitor attraction

Volunteer Journey: Ruth Thomas

From chainsaw training to historic designed landscape research

Make Your Way: Journey Boxes, Stonehouse

Kate McAllan and Martyn McKenzie - artist residency

The Clyde Walkway Restored at Mauldslie Woods

Vital section of one of Scotland's Great Trails restored

Make Your Way Stonehouse

The Picture and Stone's Throw Trails with links to National ...

Glorious Gardens: Cambusnethan

A disappearing treasure of the Clyde Valley

Clyde Valley Orchards Co-operative

Restoring and developing the orchards

Apple Day album

Clyde and Avon Valley fruit heritage turned into song

Shaping the Landscape: Sampson's Slingstane and Fiddler Burn

A mysterious boulder perched on a steep sandstone cliff

Shaping the Landscape: Black Hill and Stonebyres Quarry

Hill formed from cooling magma providing great geological look out

Say hello to Clyde the Badger

Street artist paints mural to show the beauty and significance ...

Charlie Muir - The icing on the cake

Expanding skills and interests through volunteering

Make Your Way in the Clyde and Avon Valley

Get involved - Larkhall, Lanark, Carluke, Stonehouse and Glassford

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Date posted: Friday, 30 September 2016

Communities in the Clyde and Avon Valley are being invited to take part in Make Your Way – a new project encouraging local people to walk and cycle more whilst exploring the rich heritage of their local area.

Make Your Way is focussed on the communities of Larkhall, Lanark, Carluke, Stonehouse and Glassford, and includes multiple ways for people to get involved, including activities like Dorodango mud ball challenges, walks with periscopes, art workshops, creative place name activities and creating new art installations to mark certain walking routes.

Lanark, one of the towns and villages included in the Make Your Way project, copyright Mark Archibald Photography Ltd

 

Communities are invited to local Make Your Way meetings which will help determine routes and heritage features. They kicked off in Carluke on Tuesday 20 September and subsequent ones are scheduled for Stonehouse Lifestyles (Wednesday 12 October, 1-3pm drop in), Glassford Hall (Wednesday 12 October, 3-6pm drop in), Lanark Memorial Hall (Wednesday 19 October, 4-6pm drop in) and Larkhall Leisure Centre (Wednesday 20 October, 4-6pm drop in).

55 points of heritage interest were identified at the Carluke local meeting on 20 September by members of the local community

 

The project is being delivered by icecream architecture, a people-focussed art and design company, and JMP Consultants, a sustainable travel consultancy. It has been funded by Smarter Choices, Smarter Places grant and is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) scheme.

Sarah Frood, Director of icecream architecture says, “We’re looking for as many people from the communities in Larkhall, Lanark, Carluke, Stonehouse and Glassford to get involved in the local Make Your Way meetings. We appreciate that the best knowledge of the area will come from local people and their experiences. Anyone interested in the project but unable to attend any of the workshops can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.”.

People are also invited to get involved in the Dorodango Make Your Way Mud Ball Challenge, taking place between now and 1 February 2017. Japanese Dorodango, or ‘Mud Dumpling’, is a process involving creating balls of mud, which are then highly polished and built up in layers. The aim is to create 500 Dorodango which will be exhibited altogether in March. Find out how to make your own, request a Dorodango workshop or find out how to host your own Dorodango Party by getting in touch with the Make Your Way team at [email protected]

A ‘What is in a Name,’ walk celebrating the launch of ‘The Glesart’, a book about Glassford by local author John Young will take place on Saturday 29 October, in collaboration with the Make Your Way team. The walk will focus on formal place names as well as places that have local names but are not written down. It is open to all, starting at 4:30pm at Glassford Hall and is followed by the book launch at 7pm.

Details of a series of further walks and activities in and around Larkhall, Lanark, Carluke, Stonehouse and Glassford will be announced over the coming weeks at www.clydeandavonvalley.org.

Feedback collected from the Carluke local meeting

 

“We’re so excited to see what hidden gems of local knowledge will be picked out and highlighted by the Make Your Way project which will encourage people to utilise new ways of walking and cycling in these special areas,” says Kirsten Robb, Development Officer for Make Your Way at CAVLP. “We encourage as many people as possible from these communities and beyond to get stuck in.”

Get in touch with the Make Your Way team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07513 074 991. Keep up to date with project developments here, on the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership website, on Twitter @ClydeAvonValley or on Facebook @ClydeandAvonValley.

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Lanark

An important market town in Scotland since medieval times when King David I granted Lanark Royal Burgh status in 1140

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Lanark Heritage Trail

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Make Your Way: Larkhall Local Meeting

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Glassford Arts, Heritage and Active Travel Local Meeting

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Glassford residents Invited to get up close to their local landscape heritage event

A tour for local people to share, capture and celebrate their heritage

What is in a name? Glassford Guided Walk and The Glesart Book Launch

What is in a name? Glassford Guided Walk and The Glesart Book Launch

Come along for a walk and the Launch of 'the Glesart' Book by John Young

Stonehouse Arts, Heritage and Active Travel Local Meeting

Stonehouse Arts, Heritage and Active Travel Local Meeting

We would like your help to shape the project. We appreciate that the best knowledge of the area will come from local people and their experiences.

Carluke Arts, Heritage and Active Travel Local Meeting

Carluke Arts, Heritage and Active Travel Local Meeting

We would like your help to shape the project. We appreciate that the best knowledge of the area will come from local people and their experiences.

Carluke Young Gallery Creepy Crawlies Exhibition

Carluke Young Gallery Creepy Crawlies Exhibition

School children connect with local landscape through art

Make Your Way | Glassford What can you see? Where can you go?

Make Your Way | Glassford What can you see? Where can you go?

A Periscope Walk around the village of Glassford.

Make Your Way: Lanark Local Meeting

Make Your Way: Lanark Local Meeting

Arts Heritage and Active Travel Local Meeting

Make Your Way Creative Residencies

Make Your Way Creative Residencies

Deadline for submission 26th January : Residency to run during February