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]

📌 Walk: Swanning around Lanark Loch ★★
Start / finish at Lanark Loch car park, A73 a mile east of Lanark town centre, G.R.: NS 898430 ///footpath.career.parading

▶ 1 km / <1 miles | ▲ Negligible | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Lanark Loch
Terrain: Tarmac paths throughout.

Route & map

Car park - circuit of Lanark Loch (in either direction) - start


Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track

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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