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Cartland Craigs

Cartland Craigs, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 8QL Starting at Cartland Bridge to Mouse Mill Bridge Cleghorn a 2.5mile trail.

A quiet but demanding often over grown and is a steep woodland trail along the Mouse Gorge to the Cleghorn Glen NNR, there is limited parking at Cartland Bridge. Walk also leads to the Stey Brae and back into Lanark or continue following the trail to the Mouse Mill bridge at Cleghorn. There is a wide range of plant life along the route and carpets of Bluebells in Spring.

Cartland Bridge is quite spectacular designed by architect Thomas Telfer in 1822 spanning the Mouse Gorge.


  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Great Tits
  • Blue Tits
  • Long Tailed Tits
  • Wrens
  • Nuthatch
  • Pheasant
  • Robins
  • Bullfinches
  • Tree Creepers
  • Jays
  • Siskins
  • Yellowhammers

Birds of Prey

  • Tawny Owls
  • Sparrow Hawk


  • Roe Deer
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Rabbits
  • Badgers


  • Various Butterfies
  • Various Moths


  • Bluebells
  • Red Campion
  • Stitchwort
  • Gorse
  • Broom
  • Dog Violets
  • Wild Garlic
  • Fly Agaric
  • Fungi