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South Lanarkshire Walk
Camps Reservoir circular

County/Area - South Lanarkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.8 miles / 9.4 km    Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes    Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference NS993224
Lat 55.484998 // Long -3.595071
Postcode ML12 6UD (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

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This pleasant un-demanding walk in South Lanakarkshire offers quiet, easy walking with lovely views of the surrounding hills. The route offers solitude and excellent exercise. The start is reached from the village of Crawford on the A702 reached from junction 14 of the M74 motorway. To reach the reservoir exit the village on the minor road to the 'Reservoir'. As you approach the dam keep right where the road forks and park on the grass verge (grid ref. NS993224).

After parking walk up the road, cross the cattle grid and continue through a gate. Turn right across the dam and reaching the other side bear right following the track around the reservoir. Few other directions are necessary and you walk along the shore of the reservoir enjoying the views. For most walkers who wish to take in the scenery and maybe take time out for a rest then three hours should be sufficient.



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