Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark, Scotland. Location is equidistant between Glasgow and Edinburgh being 30 miles S.E. of former and 35 miles S.W. of latter.

Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, Scotland

This particular location is a wildlife reserve controlled by Scottish Wildlife Trust. Access is via various riverside walks.

Here can be found 100 species of birds including owls, peregrine falcons and kingfishers. Otters are also present.

The Falls form part of the River Clyde which runs for 176 km from the Lowther Hills, past Glasgow to Greenock and the Firth of Clyde.

At New Lanark are four sets of falls: Dundaff Linn, Corra Linn, Bonnington Linn and Stonebyres Linn.

The energy generated by the falls powered a massive cotton mill at New Lanark which was constructed in 1785 under proprietor, David Dale. The mill complex still exists and is a visitor attraction, with emphasis on industrial history.

A good site with options for visitors with a wide range of interests.

Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, Scotland

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