Make Your Way Douglas

Castle walk

Filed under Trails
Difficulty (out of 3): 1

Terrain: Easy - Tarmac and/or pavements; flat; wide; suitable for all shoes; places to stop and easy to follow.

This map has been created in collaboration with community members from Douglas. It is part of a collection of eight codesigned 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'.

Castle Walk
Total distance - 2.3 km - 30min / 40min 

1. Start at the south end of Main St. next to the Memorial Monument and walk north, away from the village centre. Keep following Main St. crossing Pathhead and Currie’s Close. Keep to the right, passing St. Brides Church on your left.

2. Follow Main St., keeping to the left, when crossing Colonel’s Entry. Turn right onto Kirkfield and continue straight, passing the Polish Memorial on your right.

3. After the Polish Memorial, take a left at the entrance to Stable Lake. Follow the path toward the lake. Keep an eye out for diverse wildlife that live near the lake

4. You can either take a left or right round the lake, but once you are at the other side, use the path going up toward the remaining tower of Douglas’s Castle, the inspiration for Walter Scott’s novel Castle Dangerous.

5. Turn back and head round the lake the opposite way, before entering back into Douglas.



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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