Stage 4: Maudslie Bridge to New Lanark
This stage of the walkway passes through what was once the horticultural centre of Scotland, but the smallholdings on which the industry was based were unable to compete when it became financially viable to import fruit and flowers into the UK. from the Mediterranean, and the glasshouses have since been replaced by garden centres. Today it provides pleasant walking, passing several villages before arriving at the World Heritage Site of New Lanark.
Mix of tracks and paths; some rougher sections by the river bank.
Buses serve Rosebank (1km from the start of the stage at Maudslie Bridge) and New Lanark.
Maudslie Bridge. There is limited parking at the bridge; Rosebank village is 1km south along the road and has a bus stop.
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