Can a good walk be spoiled by a terrible journey to it?
The Falls of Clyde should be a good walk. It ticks all the boxes of things I like. Its is very scenic, it has unique sights (the village) and there are options to make it a short or long route BUT I hated driving to it.
I hated it because the roads were awful, I got lost and I spent twice as much time in my car than my Sat nav claimed it would take.
By the time I started the walk I was in a foul mood so I did a short route out and back route rather than a full loop. Check out the maps below to see the options.
I enjoyed the walk. It was long enough for me. The route is very well signposted so I won’t bother putting directions here. Just follow the signs to the falls.
Nice walk but it is not a nice drive to get to (from my house)
There is a big car park.
There are toilets, cafes and plenty of shops nearby.
There is a cafe in New Lanark visitors centra.