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Falls of Clyde, South Lanarkshire

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The Falls of Clyde is a top class photography location. The Falls of Clyde is the collective name of four spectacular waterfalls (linns) on the River Clyde near New Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Falls of Clyde comprise the upper falls of Bonnington Linn, Corra Linn, Dundaff Linn, and the lower falls of Stonebyres Linn. Corra Linn is the highest, with a fall of 90 feet. Bonnington Linn (fall of 30 feet), Corra Linn and Dundaff Linn are above New Lanark and located within the Falls of Clyde Reserve managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

The reserve is host to over 100 species of bird including a pair of nesting Peregrine falcons, kingfishers, owls and other wildlife such as otters. 

The Visitor Centre is open all-year-round, from 10 am to 5 pm April to October, and from 10 am to 4 pm November to March. It is closed on 25 and 26 December, as well as 1 and 2 January. Ticket prices for the visitor center: Adults £2, Concessions £1. The riverside walk from New Lanark and onwards is free, indeed I highly recommend exploring, Corra Castle is in the area.

To see the falls at their most spectacular, visit the reserve within one day of heavy rain, especially if the ground is already wet. You can check current water levels by visiting SEPA's website (over 2m is recommended). A great time to visit is Autumn when the flow tends to be high and the trees are full of colour. Allow a 2-3 hours to explore and photograph this location.

Before you go, check the Webcam.

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Falls of Clyde

2 New Lanark Road
LanarkSouth Lanarkshire ML11
United Kingdom

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LitaMiller's picture

Thank you for taking us along on your journey to becoming the fantastic photographer that you are!

I am always inspired by your work, a real artist! Did you use Lightroom ?