Feel the peace at Nethan Valley
This is the place to come for a quiet walk among mature trees, on a short path that leads down to the river Nethan. The colours in spring and autumn can be glorious. The path has some long steep sections and is surfaced with loose gravel.
There are shops, places to eat and public toilets in Lesmahagow.
Mountain biking trails
Further downstream, near Crossford village, the Nethan has cut a spectacular gorge in the sandstone rock. The steep-sided valley is filled with old, rich forest: glorious dappled woods of oak, ash, rowan and hazel that have been growing since the last Ice Age.
How to get here
From the centre of Lesmahagow, follow the Coalburn road, ½ mile outside Lesmahagow on the right you will see a layby which leads to Nethan Valley, at grid reference NS 817 379. There is a small lay-by with parking for about two cars.
ML11 0JR is the nearest postcode, but is within the industrial estate on the outskirts of Lesmahagow.
A new orchard has been planted through a local community project close to Lesmahagow at Brocketsbrae. At Wilsontown you can walk through meadows and woodland that have grown up on old mine workings, and imagine the bustle of life in days gone by.
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