Mark Walks LEJOG Day 44 – New Lanark to Rosebank

Hullo. How are you? I hope you are having a good day I’m Mark and I’m walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats…

I awoke to a very cold but gloriously sunny morning at New Lanark. Today is a day I’ve been looking forward to since plotting the route – the whole day is a walk along the Clyde Walkway, which is a fantastic path running from Bonnington Linn to Glasgow.

The section of the path from New Lanark begins with a gorgeous walk through forest, at times alongside the river, at times high above it on cliff tops.

As one of Scotland’s Great Trails, the path is very well way-marked and accessible, yet I found myself to have the trail all to my own, which was wonderful.

The cliffs are particularly steep and impressive as the path passes Stonebyres Falls, a series of waterfalls near Kirkfieldbank.

From the top of the cliffs, the views across farmland were spectacular, with the blazing spring sunshine, which had quickly taken the temperature from below freezing to delightfully warm, making the greens and blues so vivid.

I then dropped back down to the riverbank and made my way through the section of woodland adjacent to the Clyde Valley Family Park with its array of wandering wildlife and nice little cafe.

The village of Crossford lies on the other side of the river across its handsome bridge, with a range of unique and attractive houses making the most of the river views.

A little way from Crossford, I encountered a sign stating the footpath was closed for safety reasons. As a rule, I think I’m the best person to make judgments about my personal safety, so I ignored the sign and carried on.

And, as ever, I’m glad I did. If I hadn’t, I would have missed out on some great views. Yes, the path with a little tricky, but perfectly passable.

Carrying on through the woods, I was enjoying the fantastic weather and the beautiful carpet of bluebells, which went on and on.

And then I was strolling along the Clyde, watching the fishermen on the other bank, and making my way gently into Rosebank. Such a perfect day.

The Day 44 Vlog

Fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Support

As I walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, I am hoping to raise £10,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support, who do such a wonderful job of supporting families through the most difficult times. If you are able to spare any amount and would like to donate to MacMillan, please do so through my Just Giving Page.






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