Make Your Way Carluke

The Bounds, Jeely and Mill Trails, with links to the Clyde Walkway.

Filed under Trails
Difficulty (out of 3): 1

Terrain: Mix of pavements on quieter streets, roughly surfaced off-road pathways through woodland and some grassy or unsurfaced footpaths. Wellies needed for some paths in wet weather. Also many suitable cycling routes.

Make Your Way in Carluke along the Jeely, Mill and Bounds Trails. The Make Your Way digital trails can give you the opportunity to explore your local area online, and then go out and find all the details and beauty of the Clyde and Avon Valley for yourself. The Carluke trails take in beautiful woodland, secluded walks, waterways and sudden breath taking landscapes. Through side lanes, rough tracks and woodland ways, there are great range of walks.

Explore points of heritage using the numbered Heritage Points in the Make Your Way maps, referenced in the descriptions below. 

Download and print paper maps by clicking the links under 'Related Resources'.

Take a virtual walk on the trails in the video below:




The Bounds Trail

This ambitious trail takes in the outlying areas of Carluke, connecting to community links including walks to Law and Mauldslie Bridge, to the Clyde Walkway and to Braidwood and Nemphlar Moor Road.   


The Jeely Trail

Total distance: 3.9Km

Quiet urban journeys with stunning views of surrounding landscape, interesting heritage connections between former fruit growing and jam making in the area.



The Mill Trail

Total distance: 4.7km

Walking paths through pockets of old urban woodland and via the heritage-rich banks of Jock’s Burn.



Make Your Way was an arts, heritage and active travel project focussing on the communities of Carluke, Glassford, Lanark, Larkhall and Stonehouse, 2016-17. The project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership and Smarter Choices Smarter Places grant, and delivered by icecream architecture and SYSTRA.


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