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Browse all places and trails on the Clyde and Avon Valley interactive map.

Tinto Hill

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

Clyde Valley Orchards Co-operative

Restoring and developing the orchards

Mapping the Past Guide

A guide to the cartographic heritage of the Clyde and Avon Valley

Dalzell Estate

A Clyde-side ornamental landscape through the ages

National Cycle Route 74: Strathclyde Park to Elvanfoot

NCR 74 in South Lanarkshire - linking to Glasgow in the north and to England in the south

Autumn Adventures

Outlet: Play Resource shares ideas for autumnal outdoor play

Cleghorn Glen Trail

A taste of this wonderful oak and ash ancient woodland, with the option to explore further. Can be linked with Cartland Criags for longer walk.

Craignethan Castle Historic Environment Scotland

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

Plant a Mini Orchard Resources

Suitable for individuals, schools and groups

Garrion Gill

A hidden ancient woodland clinging to the slopes of Garrion Gill.

Cartland Craigs Trail

A spectacular gorge in the Clyde Valley Woodlands NNR, which can be easily linked with Cleghorn Glen for a fantastic full day's walking.

Chatelherault Country Park

A 'Jewel in the Landscape' and former hunting lodge

Wee Green Fingers Fun Pack

Gardening for Biodiversity (Early Years)

Help keep your community clean

What help is available?

South Lanarkshire Public Research Resources

Collections and local history resources

North Lanarkshire Archives

Explore the historical records of North Lanarkshire

Motherwell Heritage Society

Promotes the study of local history

Larkhall Heritage Group

Promoting the heritage of Larkhall

National Trust for Scotland

A place for everyone

Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust

Working to establish a lively community museum for the historic market town of Strathaven

Stonehouse Heritage Group

A fascinating insight to Stonehouse village history

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Trust

Providing opportunities to enrich people’s lives

South Lanarkshire Council

Taking in rural and upland areas, market towns and urban burghs

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Protecting wildlife and restoring ecosystems across Scotland's land and seas.

Scottish Natural Heritage

All of nature for all of Scotland

Carluke Development Trust

A charity serving the residents within the Parish of Carluke

The Falls of Clyde Heritage Group

Interested in protecting the Falls of Clyde and the surrounding landscape

Scotland's Urban Past

Your town, your street, your story

Scotland's Garden and Landscape Heritage

Encouraging the protection and study of historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes

Rural Development Trust

Delivering innovative solutions for communities

RSPB Scotland

Giving nature a home

Rosebank Initiative

Caring for the village of Rosebank in the Clyde Valley

OutLet: Play Resource

Promoting and supporting Outdoor Play

Northlight Heritage

Making Heritage Matter

North Lanarkshire Council

Scotland’s fourth largest Scottish local authority

Lesmahagow Development Trust

Enhancing the facilities and environment of the village

Larkhall Community Growers

Promotion of healthier lifestyles through physical exercise and improved diet

Lanarkshire Yeomanry

Commemorating the 155th and 156th Yeomanry Regiments

Lanarkshire Police Historical Society

The history of policing in Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire Family History Society

Encourages the research of genealogy and general interests of Lanarkshire

Historic Environment Scotland

Investigating, caring for and promoting Scotland’s historic environment.

Hamilton Civic Society

Stimulating interest in the town of Hamilton

GUARD Archaeology Ltd

Specialising in archaeology and cultural heritage projects

Friends of Stonehouse Park

Promoting Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire

Friends of Cambusnethan Priory

Sharing photos, stories and memories about Cambusnethan Priory before it is lost forever

Clydesdale Community Initiatives

Creating Landscapes, Changing Lives

Carluke Parish Historical Society

Collects and preserves artefacts, photographs and documents relating to the history of the parish of Carluke

Carluke High Mill

A vision to return the mill to a working state with and for the benefit of the Carluke community

Border Biscuits

Biscuits before profits

Avondale Civic Society

A registered charitable organisation, affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust

Central Scotland Green Network Trust

Driving forward the delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network

Archaeology Scotland

Investigating, informing, inspiring

Lanark & District Archaeological Society (Clydesdale's Heritage)

Exploring the rich history of Clydesdale

Clydesdale Mill Society

To research, excavate and protect historic, naturally powered mills in South Lanarkshire

Douglas Heritage Museum

Explore the history of this sleepy and historic village on the south bank of the Douglas Water

David Livingstone Centre

Explore the storeys of stories about David Livingstone, famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work

Getting started with interpretation

A quick start guide to thinking about interpretation

The Clyde Walkway Stage 4: Cardies Bridge to Crossford

Through historic woodlands and agricultural landscape to Crossford village.

The Clyde Walkway Stage 5: Crossford to Falls of Clyde, New Lanark

Orchard country, spectacular wooded gorges and New Lanark UNESCO World Heritage Village

The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

Explore the lead mining museum at Wanlockhead and marvel at the skills of the lead miners who dug their shafts to below sea level and excavated miles of tunnels in their search for lead ore and silver.

The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum

A collection of items illustrating the ancient and varied history of the ancient Royal Burgh.

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

Explore 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale.

Biggar Gasworks

One of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close.

Summerlee Industrial Museum, Coatbridge

Summerlee is the museum of Scottish industrial life and is based around the site of a 19th century ironworks.

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Find out what country life was like for people in the past and how this shaped the working farms of today, in this five-star museum.

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell

Formerly Motherwell Heritage Centre, the building is now the main centre for North Lanarkshire’s extensive archives collection.

Hamilton Mausoleum

Built as a tomb and monument to Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, nicknamed ‘El Magnifico’

Low Parks Museum, Hamilton

Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 5-star museum under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, situated in the former Low Parks of the Duke of Hamilton's estates.

Visit Lanarkshire

Fun family days out at historic attractions, adventure activities and beautiful landscapes.

Growing Up Wild Natural Play Conference - Resources

Links and resources from Lanarkshire's first ever natural play conference

FREE Trees for schools

Sponsored trees from Tree Appeal

BBC Breathing Places

Downloadable Wild Day Out activity book and activity sheets

Lanark Heritage Trail

Lanark, where Heritage blooms - explore this bustling town & discover historic highlights

Mauldslie Woods Walk

Nestled in the Clyde Valley between Rosebank and Garrion Bridge, containing remnants of the designed landscape of Mauldslie Castle.

Falls of Clyde Historic Trail

A historic guide for tourists, by Lady Geraldine Lockhart Ross


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

Clyde Walkway Community Links – Nemphlar Moor Road to Braidwood

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

Scottish Wildlife Trust Upper Nethan Gorge

Peaceful, ancient woodland with a stunning variety of wildlife

New Lanark World Heritage Site

A restored 18th century cotton mill built on Utopian ideals

Morgan Glen

A beautiful wooded gorge hosting Scotland’s highest railway bridge

Mauldslie Woodlands

Follow the Clyde Walkway through the grounds of Mauldslie Castle

Scottish Wildlife Trust Lower Nethan Gorge

Stunning woodland clinging to the steep Nethan Gorge

SNH Cleghorn Glen

A beautiful woodland set on the steep Mouse Water Gorge

Clearburn Natural Play and Picnic Area

A prestigious award winning wild play area in New Lanark

National Trust for Scotland Black Hill

A spectacular viewpoint over the Clyde and Avon Valley with a Bronze Age history

RSPB Baron’s Haugh

A wildlife haven on the banks of the River Clyde

SNH Cartland Craigs

A deep hidden gorge cloaked in ancient woodland

Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde

Stunning nature reserve featuring the largest waterfall in Britain