Walking, cycling and horse riding
South Lanarkshire is a diverse place to explore with paths and trails through town and countryside – in woodland, along river gorges and across hills. There are plenty of places to investigate and enjoy from Cathkin Braes and Cuningar Woodland Park in the north (Rutherglen) to the Southern Upland Way in the south of Clydesdale. The Clyde Walkway is a 65km riverside path which will take you from the centre of Glasgow to the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark.
Being more active by walking or cycling some or all of your journey is a great way to improve your fitness, save money and reduce emissions. Further information on active and sustainable travel options is available via South Lanarkshire's Air Quality Storymap.
For existing and new cyclists Love to Ride South Lanarkshire is a free, online platform which offers support to individuals, workplaces, and communities to ride their bikes. Educational videos, incentives and promotional campaigns with great local and national prizes are available. Become a member and see the benefits cycling can bring to your life.
Please see information on our Cycling Strategy 2015-2020, Routes around South Lanarkshire, East Kilbride cycle network, health walks , Pentland Hills information and our local trails:
- Chatelherault trails
- Calderglen trails
- Clyde Walkway
- Southern Upland Way
- Cathkin Braes Mountain bike trails
You can cycle from South Lanarkshire to many visitor attractions including the Whitelee windfarm via Strathaven and Ardochrigg.
You can use our cycle route navigable mapping to find local and national signed cycle routes, bike parking and storage information.
The websites listed below also provide information of walks, cycling routes, and visitor attractions.
- Bike Town
- Forestry and Land Scotland
- Visit Lanarkshire
- Ramblers Scotland
- Cathkin Marsh - Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve
- Walking, cycling and horse riding
- Horse riding routes
- Horse and cyclist etiquette
- Outdoor access code and guidelines
- Cycling maps for your smartphone