1. Harvest time
The Clyde Valley Orchards Group are looking for new members to assist with harvesting, processing and juicing as well as caring for the hundreds of trees now thriving in the Clyde Valley area. Email email@example.com to find out more!
3. Walk with Wallace
Have you seen the newly nicknamed “Wallace Close” yet? This autumn why not check out the new public artwork at the bottom of the High Street, then follow the ‘Footsteps of William Wallace’ walking trail to find out more about the Scottish icon’s connections to Lanark? Click here to download a copy of the walking trail.
4. October Week Activities
Keep the kids entertained with visits to local activities and attractions like GAME PLAN at New Lanark, the Clyde Valley Family Park, and the performances of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ on 18th and 19th October.
5. Halloween’s here!
Enjoy all things creepy with Halloween activities in Lanark! Lanark Amateur Musical Society are hosting a Halloween Quiz in The Clydesdale Inn on Friday 26th October. For those brave souls, New Lanark are hosting ‘Ghostly Guided Tours’ of the historic village on the evenings of 27th, 28th and 31st October. Witches and wizards in training can take part in the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s ‘Magical School of Curious Creatures’ events at their Falls of Clyde centre on 26th, 27th and 28th October. For ‘little monsters’ there’s a Halloween Baby Disco in the Memorial Hall on 27th October!
6. Blast from the past
Lanark Library are running a number of guided walks to let the local community discover more about our historic town. The next guided walk is ‘Now you Don’t’ on 20th October.
7. Castlebank Horticultural Centre
The finishing touches are taking place on the new Community Hub building at Castlebank Horticultural Centre and we’re hoping to open the doors later in the autumn. Keep an eye out for details of our opening event, room hire information and other ways to get involved.
8. Get a move on
We’re lucky to have lots of beautiful walking and running routes in and around Lanark. There are a number of shorter town centre walks which take in areas of interest such as the Wellgate, Castlegate, Castlebank Park, Delves Park, Hope Street and the High Street. There are also longer walks like the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark, Tinto Hill and the Carmichael History Trail. For those wishing to pick up the pace, there is a 5k parkrun every Saturday morning at the Racecourse! (they also regularly require volunteers to help man the route & organise the events)
Do you have any other ideas for autumn activities in Lanark or are you organising the community can get involved with?
Keep up to date with a full list of What’s On in Lanark and Things to Do at www.lanark.co.uk