Explore Lanark's waterways on World Rivers Day
Corra Linn waterfall at New Lanark - one of many scenic spots on Lanark's waterways
The fourth Sunday of Sepember is celebrated internationally as 'World Rivers Day'.
"World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world. Rivers in virtually every country face an array of threats, and only through our active involvement can we ensure their health in the years ahead." https://worldriversday.com/
In 2005, the United Nations launched the Water for Life Decade to help create a greater awareness of the need to better care for our water resources. Following this, the establishment of World Rivers Day was in response to a proposal initiated by internationally renowned river advocate, Mark Angelo.
“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”
~ Mark Angelo
Another scenic spot on the Mouse Water to the north of Lanark
The landscape of Lanark and the surrounding area has been carved and shaped over millions of years by glacial meltwater. Today, our historic town is now almost entirely encircled by water - with the River Clyde to the South, and by the Mouse Water contributory to the North.
This spectacular landscape provides a number of local beauty spots and scenic walks. We lucky to have on our doorstep:
- New Lanark World Heritage Site and the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve
- Part of the Clyde Walkway (Kirkfieldbank > Castlebank Park > New Lanark)
- The Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve (featuring Cartland Crags and Cleghorn Glen)
Although not a river, Lanark Loch is another prominent water feature in Lanark which is enjoyed by thousands of locals and tourists every year.
Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy many of these stunning walks surrounding Lanark. Be sure to share your photos online using #Lanark and why not pop into one of our local eateries to refuel? Click here to view a list of local cafes and restaurants.