ACTIVE TRAVEL – to walk, wheel and cycle
“Increasing levels of active travel can bring huge benefits to our communities, health and environment.” (A quote from the Paths for All website.)
If you are interested in getting out and about more by yourself or with your family and friends in the local area you can find out more on the following websites.
The Ramblers: https://www.ramblers.org.uk look on this website to find a group and/or a route near you. There are groups for different ages and areas of Scotland. The Ramblers organisation are currently mapping walks with the assistance of local people in our area.
Paths for All: https://www.pathsforall.org.uk Get Walking Lanarkshire offers a programme of free health walks across North and South Lanarkshire.
South Lanarkshire Council: https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk – search for headings:
Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding
Active Travel Network – Carluke Active Travel Network Plan
Adult road safety education – Family cycling.
South Lanarkshire Council’s Countryside Rangers raise the profile of our open spaces and help improve the area’s biodiversity and outdoor access networks. Look on their Facebook site for up to date information about how to get involved with walks and other outdoor activities, e.g. at the Milton Nature Reserve and Jock’s Burn in Carluke.
Visit Lanarkshire: https://visitlanarkshire.com – Walking & Cycling in Lanarkshire
Healthy Valleys: https://healthyvalleys.org.uk Healthy Valleys is a community led health initiative that supports communities in rural South Lanarkshire. They focus on providing opportunities for local people to improve their health and wellbeing and build stronger communities, e.g. walking and cycling programmes, bike maintenance and other fitness sessions.
Lanark & District u3a: https://www.ldu3a.com This local branch of the University of the 3rd Age is for anyone who is retired or semi-retired and those on the young side of the “third age” who are no longer in employment. It provides a wide variety of activities including walking, cycling, dancing, badminton, pickleball and yoga.
VIVA/Villagers in the Valley: https://viva.chessck.co.uk is a community group for the over 60’s operating in the Clyde Valley around Crossford, South Lanarkshire and offers a walking programme plus a variety of other activities
South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture: https://www.slleisureandculture.co.uk
Carluke Leisure Centre, 135 Carnwath Road, Carluke, ML8 4EA. Tel: 01555 751384. The website provides details about a wide variety of activities for all ages and local parks.
VASLan/Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire: https://www.vaslan.org.uk is South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface (TSI). One of VASLan’s 4 core activities is to develop volunteering so if you wish to volunteer or need volunteers e.g. for an outdoor project look on this website.
- Some of our local churches also have walking groups and may have details on their websites or facebook sites.