An appy way to explore area
A free app detailing a 65km stretch of the Clyde Walkway between the Falls of Clyde and Glasgow has been launched.
Available to download from the App Store and the Google Play, it invites users to make their own way along the route depending on their interests and time available.
Working on GPS, app users can chart their progress on the route as they go, even through rural areas with limited mobile signal.
The route passes many points of natural, cultural and industrial heritage interest which the app provides information on.
Highlights include the city centre and waterfront, ancient woodland in the Clyde Valley National Nature Reserve (NNR), RSPB Baron’s Haugh and Dalzell Estate in Motherwell, Bothwell Castle and the David Livingston Centre in Blantyre, and the Falls of Clyde and New Lanark UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Clyde Walkway app breaks the route into five manageable stages, with transport and parking information for start, end and alternative starting points and main transport hubs along the route.
It also details crossover points with the National Cycle Network routes, local path networks including the recently upgraded Clyde Walkway Community Links routes which link the communities of Larkhall, Ashgill, Carluke, Law and Lanark to the Clyde Walkway.
The app was created on behalf of Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Heritage Lottery Fund and LEADER supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) by Red Paint Media.
You can download the app by searching for“clyde Walkway”in the App Store or in Google Play.