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... FALLS OF CLYDE

 

............................... 10 ½ km ........... lichte wandeling


This extended circuit from the World Heritage Site of New Lanark visits
the spectacular Falls of Clyde from both banks of the fine wooded gorge.
It combines the two shorter circuits on either side and a section of the
Clyde Walkway to make a full loop.
It passes the famous Falls of Clyde in a narrow gorge that’s home to
one of Scotland’s ancient
(eeuwenoude) woodlands.

The Falls of Clyde is rightly famed for its four powerful waterfalls, but
the wildlife is equally spectacular with more than 100 bird species having
been recorded here.

Visitors could be treated to sightings of dippers, ravens and kingfishers
to name just a few; plus Daubenton’s bats at dusk, deer tiptoeing through
the trees, badgers in the undergrowth and otters along the riverbank.

The series of three main waterfalls consisting of
1. Dundaff Linn,
(Linn is Scottish for waterfalls)
2. Corra Linn
and
3. Bonnington Linn.

They have been attracting famous visitors for centuries.
Corra Linn is the highest of the falls with cascades tumbling 27 m,
but all are mightily impressive and will captivate you as you walk.

At one time the River Clyde powered the great mills of New Lanark,
which was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001, and the flow of
the river is still controlled by the UK’s oldest hydroelectric system.
This walk starts and ends at New Lanark, so take some time to explore
the mills before you leave.

The Falls of Clyde route follows clear paths with sections of boardwalk,
but it can be muddy and steep in places with lots of steps – so go
prepared and take care!

• Start and finish:
Cartland Crags Car Parking Area,
Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve,
Lanark ML11 9HX

The Outdoor Guide verdict (= oordeel):
A true Scottish classic, with awesome waterfalls, an ancient
wooded gorge, a World Heritage Site, and more wildlife than your binoculars can handle.


Woodland (= bos) is a generalized term which normally excludes
............... wood-pasture
(= bosweide) and plantations (plantages)

Woods refer to individual woodlots.

Ancient woodland (= eeuwenoud bos)  woodland which has been
............. continuously wooded since AD 1600
............. (although not necessarily with the same type of tree cover).

............. Dit zijn de waardevolste bossen in het VK.
............. Kijk maar eens in het prachtige Mark Ash Wood.
............. Dit lijkt waarschijnlijk het meest op de vroegere oerbossen.

Wildwood (= oerbos) is wholly natural woodland unaffected by
............... Neolithic or later civilization.

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• New Lanark is a small 18th- century village set in a sublime Scottish landscape
.. where the philanthropist and Utopian idealist Robert Owen moulded a
.. model industrial community in the early 19th century.
• The imposing cotton mill buildings, the spacious and well-designed
...workers' housing, and the dignified educational institute and school
...still testify to Owen's humanism.




• Corra Linn with a fall of 27 m is the most spectacular of the falls.
..
( linn = waterfall )


Verdere info:


www.theaa.com/walks/a-revolutionary-utopia-at-new-lanark

www.world-of-waterfalls.com/waterfalls/europe-falls-of-clyde/
. (heeft foto-serie van de wandeling en video's van de 3 watervallen)

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/complete-falls-clyde.shtml

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1647156/OS-Re....


Wandelgids:

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Kaart:

OS Explorer 335 Lanark


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