Visit Clyde Valley Woodlands NNR

Peer into the Clyde Valley’s dramatic gorges to see Scotland’s oldest and richest woodlands. Rivers have gouged deep clefts in the soft sandstone, and oak, ash, rowan and hazel have grown here since the last glaciers melted.

Pockets of this beautiful woodland occur all along the valley – and six of the best examples form the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve. These sites range from the compact Nethan Gorge to the vast Chatelherault, and include the Falls of Clyde, where New Lanark was built.

Read about each of the woodlands in detail in our leaflet, and discover the many trails you can take to explore them in person.

Published: 2015

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