Make Your Way Douglas
Difficulty (out of 3):Easy - Tarmac and/or pavements; flat; wide; suitable for all shoes; places to stop and easy to follow.
This map has been created in collaboration with community members from Douglas. 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'.
1. Start at the south end of Main St. at the James Gavin Memorial Monument and walk north, away from the village centre. Keep following Main St. crossing Pathhead and Currie’s Close. Keep to the right, passing Old St. Brides Church on your left.
2. Follow Main St., keeping to the left, when crossing Colonel’s Entry. Turn right onto Kirkgate and continue along, passing the Polish Memorial Garden on your right commemorating the 10th Cavalry Brigade of the Polish Army stationed in Douglas during the 2nd World War.
3. After the Polish Memorial Garden, take a left at the entrance to Stable Lake. Follow the path toward the lake - keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that live on and around the lake.
4. You can either take a left or right around Stable Lake, but once you are at the other side, use the path going up toward the remaining tower of Castle Dangerous, the inspiration for Walter Scott’s novel Castle Dangerous.
5. Turn back and head round the right hand side of the lake where you will see the Cameronian Regimental Memorial, before entering back into Douglas.
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.