Lanark Loch

Hyndford Road, Lanark
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Contact: Gerry Kane
Tel: 01555 894867

  • Popular local attraction
  • Playpark for kids
  • Popular for dog walking and running
  • Picnic benches
  • Quiet retreat from the town centre
  • Car parking available


Lanark Loch is a popular attraction all-year round with both locals and visitors thanks to its attractive surroundings.

Nestled alongside the historic Lanark Golf Club, the area boasts several facilities including children’s activities, pitch and putt golf, a café in the summer and lovely walks.

It is a 20 acre man-made loch that was built in the early 19th century by architect Hugh Marr on the site of a small pond which was used by the local curling club.  It then became the main water supply for Lanark and the surrounding area until 1881, when it was superseeded by Loch Lyoch on the slopes of Tinto.

The loch is a popular centre for recreation, walking, jogging, picnicking, feeding the swans or simply relaxing in this lovely environment.

The Inn on the Loch is also situated nearby and is a fully licensed restaurant and a music venue. The toilets at the Inn on the Loch are also available for public use.

Facilities available include:

  • 9 hole putting green
  • 9 hole pitch and putt course
  • Course fishing (permit only)
  • Children's play area
  • Trampolines*
  • Refreshment kiosk*
  • Picnic benches throughout the area
  • Disabled/Level access

Facilities operate between mid April and the end of September. For more information on this and other outdoor recreation activities please telephone Hamilton Palace Sports Ground on 01698 424 101.

*These facilities are operated on a franchise basis. Opening times may vary and take into consideration recognised periods of demand, daylight hours and school holidays