Monday, 29 September 2014

Holiday Friday Visit to New Lanark

Before husbands came along, my sister and I spent a lot of time together. Bank holiday Monday's almost always saw us take a wee trip to New Lanark. It became a little bit of a tradition. It's one of my sister's favourite places and it's totally easy to see why. It's steeped in history and beautiful to boot. 

On Friday, my sister invited the Wee One and I to tag along with her and her husband on a wee drive down the Clyde Valley to New Lanark, since my husband was working. The last time I was there, I was only a few months pregnant so it was nice to be able to take the wee one 

It was a windy, but bright day. Typical Scottish September Weekend Weather. 

We watched the water wheel go round for ages. There's something relaxing about it. 

Then we took a wee(!) walk up to the Falls of Clyde. It's such a pretty, picturesque walk, but when you've got a 2 and 3/4s year old wanting a carry all the time, it's a loooong way up. 

We were on the lookout for different birds and animals, and the sign said there were woodpeckers and beavers to be seen. We could hear them, but sadly didn't see anything. 

The water is so pretty, and really clear in places. We saw little tiny minnows swimming in there!

Those stairs may not look steep, but my goodness me, it was some trek up there. Thank goodness for uncle Robert offering to carry the a Wee One. 

When you get to the top of the trail, the beautiful Falls come into view. There is no photo that could actually do it any justice, especially not this one as it was only taken on my iPhone. 

The noise coming from them is amazing. I love it here in the autumn because the trees are just beginning to change colour but are still full and luscious looking. 

There is a higher observation point to the one we stopped at, and if you look very close, you may see a Lesser Spotted Wee One lurking in the trees!

On the way down, the view really is lovely, with the old mills nestled in amongst the trees. 

And of course, a visit to the adventure playground couldn't be missed. Although, I think it was more for the big kids benefits... 

And it's not a Bank Holiday weekend until you've had some ice cream...

...pretending to be Annie MacLeod...

...or getting locked in a phone box!!


  1. Love new Lanark. Great pictures x

  2. What an amazing place. Those falls are breath taking. Yummy looking ice cream too :) #CountryKids

  3. It looks like such a lovely place to explore! Somewhere both the little and big kids can have fun! #Countrykids

  4. what a beautiful place and so worth the trekup those steps, even your i phone shows just how beautiful it is, as you say not hard to see why it is a favourite place. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids


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