Make Your Way Leadhills
Golf Course Walk
Difficulty (out of 3):Easy - Walking - Tarmac and/or pavements; flat; wide; suitable for all shoes; places to stop and easy to follow. Cycling - Safe; minimal traffic or off road; cycle lane. Medium – Walking - Potentially boggy; wellies or boots recommended; not flat; easy obstacles; relatively easy to follow. Cycling - - On the road with cycle lanes; moderate traffic.
This map has been created in collaboration with community members from Leadhills. It is part of a collection of eight codesigned active travel maps that highlight cycling and walking routes that are known to local people. These routes can be used for practical journeys, for leisure and for exercise.
The maps also include information on local services, amenities, and point of interest, as well as highlighting the benefits of active travel for your health and the environment. If you are a visitor, please respect the local community - use active travel, public transport or if you are driving, use designated parking areas. Take your litter home or dispose of it in bins provided.
Download and print paper maps by clicking the links under 'Related Resources'.
Total distance - 2.8 km - 45min
1. The route starts at the bus stop next to the fire station, opposite the Hopetoun Arms. Walk towards the Hopetoun Arms on to Main St, turning right and then left onto Horners Place.
2. Follow Horners Place and then take a right towards Leadhills Golf Course. Follow the path around Leadhills Golf Course. Turn left at the crossing next to the disused railway. Keep walking around Leadhills Golf Course, following the disused railway for 800m to Elvanfoot Road (B7040).
3. Turn left at Elvanfoot Road (B7040) looping back toward Leadhills. Make sure to be careful of traffic!
4. Pass the sign welcoming you to Leadhills and walk 100m before taking a sharp left to walk up into Hopetoun Estates. Take the second right back into the Horners Place, taking you back towards Hopetoun Arms.
This project is managed by Community Action Lanarkshire and funded through Smarter Choices Smarter Places, Lanarkshire LEADER, South Lanarkshire Council and the Rural Development Trust. It was delivered by icecream architecture and Free Wheel North.