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Make Your Way Stonehouse

The Picture and Stone's Throw Trails with links to National Cycle Route 74 and the Avon Water.

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    Paved areas with some rougher tracks behind the New Town site. Gravel path in the North West side of the park.

Make Your Way in Stonehouse on the Picture and Stone's Throw 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. The Stonehouse trails offer great vantage points across the landscape, woodland paths, rough trails and great cycling opportunities.  

Explore the trails 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'.

Picture Trail

Total distance: 3.5km

A loop around King Street and New Street, going around the conservation area of Stonehouse, including the site of the New Town development. This trail also heads out to the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park. Soak in the views from the park or explore the many heritage points along the way, including the two former picture houses.

Stone's Throw Trail

Total distance: 6km

Exploring the southern part of Stonehouse, this route connects through Stonehouse Primary School, Newfield Primary School, Stonehouse Lifestyles and the Hospital. It connects to more rural areas, and smaller green spaces, all only a stone’s throw away. Watch the Citizen Journalism film of the Stone's Throw Trail below.


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.

Area Guide

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