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September Weekend Top 10 Things to Do in Lanark

September Weekend

Walking, cakes and makes - there's lots to enjoy in and around Lanark this September weekend

1 - Lanark's own Anya from FUNBOX and crew should have been taking to the stage in Lanark this weekend. Never fear, they are going online instead for some virtual Funbox Fri-yay' fun - watch online at 4pm on Friday 25th September via the Funbox Facebook page.

2 - Starting this Sunday, Langloch Farm at CCI will be open 7 days a week! There's something for all the family to enjoy including the Nature Trail, Play Areas, Barn Gift Shop and Tea Room. Click here to visit the Langloch Farm Facebook page. 

3 - There's lots to see and do at New Lanark World Heritage Site including their weekly Makers Market, Clearburn Play Area and beautiful walks to the Falls of Clyde Waterfalls. The Mill Cafe, Mill One Restaurant and Mill Shop are also open - don't forget to try a New Lanark Ice Cream Cone! Click here to visit the New Lanark website. 

4 - Did you know Castlebank Park is 1 of only 71 Green Flag Parks in Scotland? (like the park equivalant of a Blue Flag beach!). Enjoy a walk to see the park's beautiful volunteer-maintained gardens, wood carved Fairy Dell, Wildflower & Tree Trail and Honeybees at the Horticultural Centre. Click here to visit the Castlebank Park Facebook page.

5 - Blow away the cobwebs with a walk along the Mouse Water at the north of Lanark - The Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve (1 of only 41 NNRs in Scotland!) includes great walks at Cartland Crags and Cleghorn Glen. As the woodlands are managed for the benefit of wildlife, there is an abundance of deadwood – both standing and on the ground. This provides ideal conditions for fungi and for the insects that live behind the bark. Have a close look at these miniature worlds and see what you can spot. Click here to find out more.

6 - For those looking for a bit of culture, visit the Tolbooth Heritage & Arts Centre on Lanark High Street to see the current exhibition 'Shop Local' which contains a fascinating display of vintage Lanark traders advertising (closed Sunday). Click here to visit the Tolbooth Facebook page.

7 - If you have a craving for something sweet after watching the return of the Great British Bake Off, there are plenty of cafes in Lanark offering up delicious home baking! Le Petit Cafe, Tea Time and The Duke's Deli - to name a few. Why not enjoy al fresco at the last Friday & Saturday of the Space @ Hyndford Place? Click here to view a full list of eateries in the town.

8 - Get up early on Sunday morning and head to Lanark Agricultural Centre to grab a bargain at the regular Lanark Market Car Boot Sale! Open 7.30am - 1.15pm. Click here to visit the Facebook page.

9 - Tinto Hill near Lanark has been getting all the attention recently, so what other hill walks can you enjoy nearby? Around 30 minutes away is 'Culter Fell' part of the Southern Uplands of Scotland and is the highest point in South Lanarkshire! Click here to read more about the walk on Walkhighlands.

10 - Also around 30 minutes away is Strathaven Park where you can catch the last weekend of the Strathaven Miniature Railway this year! The mini train operates from 1pm - 4.30pm and costs £1 per passenger. Fun for kids and big kids alike! Click here to visit the website.

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