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Make Your Way Lanark

The Motte and Bailey, Threshold, Closer Than You Think, Biscuit Crumb and Field-ward Bound Trails, with links to the Clyde Walkway.

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    A mixture of pavements, roughly surfaced off-road pathways and wooded nature trails.

Make Your Way in Lanark along the Closer Than You Think, Threshold, Motte and Bailey, Field-ward Bound and Biscuit Crumb Trails. The Make Your Way digital trails can give you the opportunity to explore your local area online, and then go out and find all the details and beauty of the Clyde and Avon Valley for yourself. These Lanark trails take in gorgeous views, particular details, and from wide paths to narrow lanes, they offer a variety of ways and walks. 

Explore points of heritage using the numbered Heritage Points in the MYW maps, referenced in the descriptions below. 

Download and print paper maps by clicking the links under 'Related Resources'.

Closer Than You Think Trail

Total distance: 2.5km

This route darts between the busy High Street and hidden historic closes, passing many of Lanark’s landmarks - past and present.


Biscuit Crumb Trail

Total distance: 1.9km

This short trail takes about half an hour to 40 minutes to walk, heading out of town in the direction of the Caldwellside Industrial Estate and Border Biscuits.

Field-ward Bound Trail

Total distance: 3.2km

Following paths which regularly trace the now invisible lines of former field boundaries through this extensive residential area; this trail presents lovely views and cosy pathways. 

Threshold Trail

Total distance: 2.8km

A network of pavements and paths through housing estates and the green patches of land between them. Heritage clues present themselves in the form of old architecture and gateposts hidden between newer developments.

Motte and Bailey Trail

Total distance: 3.4km

Cuts through quiet residential streets and stunning parkland overlooking the Clyde Valley. Connects to significant medieval heritage features such as the former Lanark Castle.

Make Your Way was an arts, heritage and active travel project focussing on the communities of Carluke, Glassford, Lanark, Larkhall and Stonehouse, 2016-17. The project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership and Smarter Choices Smarter Places grant, and delivered by icecream architecture and SYSTRA.

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