Make Your Way Crawford & Elvanfoot

Fairy gates and Ancient Roman Roads

Filed under Trails
Difficulty (out of 3): Mixed

Terrain: Easy - Tarmac and/or pavements; flat; wide; suitable for all shoes; places to stop and easy to follow. Medium – Potentially boggy; wellies or boots recommended; not flat; easy obstacles; relatively easy to follow. Hard – Wellies or boots required; obstacles (walls or pass over stream); steep and hard to follow in places.

This map has been created in collaboration with community members from Crawford and Elvanfoot. It is part of a collection of eight co-designed active travel maps that highlight cycling and walking routes that are known to local
people. These routes can be used for practical journeys, for leisure and for exercise.

The maps also include information on local services, amenities, and point of interest, as well as highlighting the benefits of active travel for your health and the environment. If you are a visitor, please respect the local community - use active travel, public transport or if you are driving, use designated parking areas. Take your litter home or dispose of it in bins provided.

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

The Lady’s Mile

Total Distance - 1.7 km - 40 min / 1h

1. From the Village Hall, walk south along Carlise Rd.

2. Take a right, following the lane where the old shop used to be.

3. Follow the path under the railway before crossing over the River Clyde, heading towards the farm.

4. Go through the gate and take a left along the single file road. Keep an eye out for cars and tractors!

5. After several hundred metres you will pass the historic Lindsay Tower on your left. Continue along the road, but remember to keep an eye out for the magical Fairy Gate hidden in the wall to your right.

6. At the junction take a left towards the bridge crossing the Clyde. Continue along the road, crossing over the next bridge over the railway line.

7. Take a left and head back towards the village hall.


The Old Roman Road

Total Distance - 4 km (8km return) - 1 h / 2h30

Explore the ancient Roman Road that links both villages.



This project is managed by Community Action Lanarkshire and funded through Smarter Choices Smarter Places, Lanarkshire LEADER, South Lanarkshire Council and the Rural Development Trust.  It was delivered by icecream architecture and Free Wheel North.

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