Walk: Swanning around Lanark Loch
Just outside the attractive market town of Lanark lies Lanark Country Park. With a pretty loch, hungry swans and an excellent restaurant (the Inn on the Loch, with surely the biggest menu for miles around), all the ingredients for a simple afternoon amble are present, with bumper boats in summer and a large adventure playground making it a good place to bring younger ones too. "Ice may be slippery" warns a faded sign near the end - rather obvious, but this is a good option in all seasons.
|[Swans at the start of the walk]|
Name: Walk: Swanning around Lanark Loch ★★☆☆☆
Length: 1 km / <1 mile
Points of interest: Lanark Loch
Start / finish: Car park for Lanark Loch car, east side of Lanark, G.R.: NS 898430 ///footpath.career.parading
Route: Circuit of Lanark Loch (either direction) from main car park next to the inn.
Terrain: Tarmac paths throughout.
Wildlife today: Swans, mallard and tufted ducks.
Weather today: Strong, cold wind, about 5°C but mostly sunny.
Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track