An appy way to ex­plore area

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE -

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.

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