The Clyde Walkway: Garrion Bridge to Chatelherault

We’ve reached Day 9 of our Director Kat’s fundraising walk around the green belts of Greater Glasgow. This is a leisurely stroll along the long-distance path of the Clyde walkway.

Having assured Tina of a walk with no barbed wire fences, no river crossings and no pathless bogs I had to wait until I’d reached the Clyde for a walk that met the criteria. This walk started along the Clyde Walkway, a long-distance path that runs from Glasgow to the Falls of Clyde, and then crossed the Clyde and headed down the Calder to end at Chatelherault Country Park.

It was a lovely stroll along the Clyde through old, overgrown orchards, past Dalziel Country Park and Barron’s Haugh RSPB reserve to finish through the Hamilton High Parks SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

With no drama, no jeopardy and just lovely chat, perfectly walkable paths and picturesque bridges this blog is a photo journal of our afternoon. A highly recommended walk through some lovely green belt.

Apple trees and damsons in the old orchards of the Clyde Valley near Garrion Bridge

Walking down to the Clyde at the start of the walk

This time a pipe bridge with pedestrian access (Grid Reference NS 7860 5233)

View over to Cambusnethan Priory

The towers of Motherwell and a bit of river erosion

River erosion at Baron’s Haugh

Along the river at Dalziel Country Park

The water-levels at Barons Haugh are managed to provide the best habitats for birds and cattle help by grazing

The hides at Barons Haugh RSPB reserve are entirely made of breeze blocks with concrete and steel roofs

Under the railway bridge along the Clyde

Under the Motorway

Tina and Hugo going under the Avon Bridge

Crossing the Clyde and Calder along a dual carriageway and a small path led down to the Calder just before the motorway.

If you’d like to read about the other green belt walks you can do so here

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