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Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve

New Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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The gateway to the Falls of Clyde  Wildlife Reserve is from the UNESCO New Lanark Cotton Mill Village.  

The wildlife reserve is owned and managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, and they have a visitor centre within one of the buildings of the New Lanark village.

From New Lanark you can enjoy beautiful riverside walks through the Reserve, following in the footsteps of the many poets and painters including Wordsworth and Turner.

There are three (or 4) waterfalls upstream from New Lanark village, lying on the Clyde Walkway. They are

  • Dundaff Linn (3 metres) is the closest to the village.

  • Corra Linn (28 metres) is about 20-25 minutes walk.

  • Bonnington Linn (11 metres) about 30-45 minutes walk.

The reserve is host to over 100 species of bird including a pair of nesting Peregrine falcons.

The Wildlife Reserve is open all year round, although restrictions will be in place during 'Operation Peregrine' which runs between April and July.

See also:

One of the falls in autumn colours  

A view from the New Lanark Cotton Mill Village

Location:  Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve, New Lanark, Scotland 

Grid Reference: NS885415 Ceremonial County: Lanarkshire

Map Link: StreetMap 

Aerial photo: Google

Getting there: New Lanark, is less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow (25 miles/40 kms) or Edinburgh (35 miles/56 Kms) and is well sign-posted from all major routes.

Access: from New Lanark
Website: Scottish Wildlife Trust
Other Useful Websites: Falls of Clyde
Postcode: Telephone:
Opening Times: The Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre and "Foragers" shop is open daily 11am–5pm, except during January and February when opening hours are between 12noon-4pm.


Nearby Locations:   New Lanark Cotton Mill Village 

Other Location Pages: Waterfall     Waterfalls in Scotland








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