Hiking Group with canine friend.

This evening, I am reporting on today’s small group hike around the Calderglen-Langlands Trail in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. This complements the hike undertaken on January 27th.

The hike was dog-friendly and took about 2 hrs 30 mins. Weather was cold with some flurries of snow.

Basic information on Calderglen Country Park:

  • Extends along a scenic wooded glen forged out by the Rotten Calder River, a tributary of the River Clyde. The Glen (valley) extends over three miles and has many attractive waterfalls and important geological features.
  • There us a small, family orientated family zoo which houses a range of exotic and endangered animals including owls, monkeys, wallabies and meerkats.
  • Over eight miles of nature trails including woodland and river bank.
  • There is a conservatory with displays of tropical plants from around the world and an ornamental garden.
  • A cafe for all and play area for children.

Hiking Trail

Bridge over River Calder


Weir on Rotten River Calder

Early snowdrops


Visitor Centre