Walk: Swanning around Lanark Loch

South Lanarkshire | Lanark | Short walk | ★★

[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]

Location & info

📌 Walk: Swanning around Lanark Loch ★★
Start / finish at Lanark Loch, A73 1 mi east of Lanark town centre, G.R.: NS 898430 ///footpath.career.parading
🚌 Hyndford Road (A73) | 🚗 Car park

▶ 1 km / <1 mi | ▲ Negligible | ⌚ Short
Features: Lanark Loch
Easy | Level tarmac path.

Route: Circuit of Lanark Loch in either direction starting from the main car park


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On our visit

Wildlife: Swans, mallard and tufted ducks.
Weather: Strong, cold wind, about 5°C but mostly sunny.

[Lanark Loch]

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