The Clyde Valley in South Lanarkshire

This is the section in South Lanarkshire from near Roberton down to Hamilton. The Clyde Valley from Kirkfieldbank to Garrion Bridge is very fertile and enjoys a better microclimate than other areas. It was formerly used to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers for the Glasgow area. Some continues but competition from the Netherlands in particular has affected the trade. Many of the former glasshouses are now garden centres, some having restaurants which are very popular with local people.

Dalserf

The following photographs of Dalserf, a pretty village with a famous church, were taken on the 26th July 2018.

Dalserf Parish Church

Dalserf Parish Church and Churchyard

Dalserf Parish Church

Belltower of Dalserf Parish Church

Kirk Road, Dalserf

Kirk Road, Dalserf

Kirk Road, Dalserf

Cottage on right side of Kirk Road, Dalserf

Kirk Road, Dalserf

Cottages on left side of Kirk Road, Dalserf

Rosebank

THese photographs were taken on the 16th August 2018 unless otherwise stated.

Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Entrance to the garden of the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Entrance to the garden of the Popinjay Hotel

The garden at the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

The garden at the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Springtime in the garden at the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Springtime in the garden at the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank. Photo: 2nd May 2005.

River Clyde at the back of the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

River Clyde at the back of the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Houses opposite the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Houses opposite the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Houses in Rosebank opposite the Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank

Gouldings Garden Centre and Restaurant, Rosebank

The large Gouldings Garden Centre and Restaurant, Rosebank. This is well patronised, especially the restaurant.

The Flower Fairies Garden Centre, Rosebank

The Flower Fairies Garden Centre, Rosebank (opposite Gouldings). Part of Reynard Nurseries.

The Flower Fairies Garden Centre, Rosebank

Valley View at Gouldings, Rosebank, a coffee shop, giftware and toy shop (opposite the main Gouldings buildings).

There are many other enterprises at Rosebank connected with garden buildings and conservatories and with garden plants.

Bridge over Clyde to Milton-Lockhart estate

Bridge over Clyde to Milton-Lockhart estate. This bridge, near Rosebank, originally led to Milton-Lockhart House, but the house was dismantled stone by stone and shipped to Japan around 1988 where it was reconstructed as Lockheart Castle. Photographed by Rozsa Halls on the 6th August 2018.

Crossford

Crossford is in the Clyde Valley on the A72 road between Lanark and Hamilton. As the name suggests, this is a crossing point for the Clyde and a bridge takes traffic from Crossford to Braidwood.

Crossford Bridge and the Clyde

Crossford Bridge

Crossford Bridge from the Clyde Walkway. 10th June 2013

Across the Bridge

Looking across the bridge towards the village. 10th June 2013

Looking down river

Looking down the Clyde from the bridge. 10th June 2013

View across Clyde

View across Clyde from Clyde Walkway. 10th June 2013

View up Clyde

Looking up the Clyde from the bridge. 27th June 2016

View towards bridge

Looking towards the bridge from the South with flats. 27th June 2016

Crossford Village

Crossford Post Office

Crossford Post Office. 27th June 2016

Crossford War Memorial

Crossford War Memorial. 27th June 2016

Crossford Inn

Crossford Inn. 27th June 2016. Up for sale. Many of the old Inns along the Clyde Valley struggle to survive and hence often change hands. Hovever, garden centres along the Clyde Valley offering coffee, cakes and meals are thriving mainly supported by senior citizens. 27th June 2016

Crossford

Lanark Road, Crossford. 27th June 2016

Crossford

Old houses in Lanark Road, Crossford. 27th June 2016

Crossford

A rather grand villa in Crossford. 27th June 2016

Tillietudlem Inn, Crossford

Tillietudlem Inn, Crossford

The Tillietudlem Inn, Crossford - now an Indian restaurant. 1st August 2016

The River Nethan at Crossford

The River Nethan at Crossford. 1st August 2016

Silver Birch Garden Centre, Crossford

Silver Birch Garden Centre, Crossford

Silver Birch Garden Centre, Crossford. Photos taken on the 17th August 2018

Kirkfieldbank

Bridges over Clyde at Kirkfieldbank

Bridges over River Clyde at Kirkfieldbank

Old Clydesholm Bridge over Clyde at Kirkfieldbank

The older of these two bridges, Clydesholm Bridge, in Kirkfieldbank was built from 1696 to 99 and is the oldest surviving crossing on the Clyde. It is now only for pedestrians, having been replaced by the more modern bridge shown below.

Newer bridge over Clyde at Kirkfieldbank

The newer single-span bridge in Kirkfieldbank was opened in 1959 to replace the bridge above which was too narrow for modern traffic. Both photos taken on the 28th October 2009.

On the newer bridge over Clyde at Kirkfieldbank

Springtime on the newer bridge in Kirkfieldbank. 2nd May 2005.

View upstream from the old bridge at Kirkfieldbank

View upstream from the old bridge in Kirkfieldbank. 2nd May 2005.

Newer bridge over Clyde at Kirkfieldbank

The house of a keen gardener in Kirkfieldbank. Date 22nd July 2007.

Other Areas

River Clyde near Roberton, South Lanarkshire

River Clyde near Roberton, South Lanarkshire. Photo: 6th Feb 2008

Freight train in Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire

Freight train hauling china clay from Antwerp in Belgium to Irvine in Scotland passing through the Clyde valley near Abington, South Lanarkshire at dusk. Photo: 6th Feb 2008

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