The first post-lockdown hike will take us to New Lanark.
It is nice and easy walk 6km long with beautiful falls of Clyde alongside the whole route. The walk will be for 1 .5 - 2 hours long and starts at the car park of New Lanark where we meet at 10:35.
There is also a cafe in the mill complex, so we can stop there for a light lunch.
To follow the current government instructions, we have to limit numbers. Please, get a ticket to let us know you're coming. If anything changes and you know, you won't be able to make it after all, let us know so we can cancel your ticket and someone else can join.
How to get there:
- car - parking in New Lanark itself is restricted, so if driving, park in the car park above New Lanark. If you take a car and you're ok with giving a ride to someone else (facemasks need to be worn as if in the public transport), please let us know so we can let others know, who don't drive.
- train - there is only one train from Glasgow to Lanark at 9:20. You arrive at Lanark 10:15 and then it is a 20-minute walk to the car park where we will meet. For the way back, there is a train connection every hour (12:21, 13:19, 14:18,...) A return ticket is £8. (Don't forget your face mask if travelling by public transport)
More about the walk on Walkhighlands.
New Lanark belongs to the World Heritage Site and is a collection of mill buildings and workers housing were built from 1786 and harnessed the power of the River Clyde to spin and weave cotton at the height of the industrial revolution. Robert Owen was manager from 1800 to 1835 and he transformed the lives of the mill workers with revolutionary ideas and opportunities. Corporal punishment and child labour were abolished and decent housing, free health care, education and affordable food were provided for the workers. The complex now houses an extensive museum as well as a hotel, self catering, and private housing.