Falls of Clyde

About 12 years ago I visited the Falls of Clyde in Lanarkshire with a group from a local pagan moot. I’ve been meaning to go back there ever since and today I made it.

Today I took the family to visit the Falls of Clyde. Rowan hadn’t seen a large waterfall before and neither had Rose. Even though my husband has lived in this area of the world all his life he had never visited the falls before today either.

It’s about 45 minutes in the car from us if you don’t make mistakes on the route which I did on the way there but it was very good driving practice for me and a lovely day for it.

The picture below is of the larger of the falls at Bonnington. In the past the volume of water going over the falls would have been greater but there is a hydro-electric power station there which diverts much of the water. It was the first one built in the UK in 1926 and it’s still operational today. Even with much of the water diverted it’s a lovely area and well maintained by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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