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Carstairs Junction

Carstairs Junction is a railway community surrounded by wildlife and history


About Carstairs Junction

Carstairs was built from a Roman Settlement and fort while Carstairs Junction was originally a hamlet named Stawfrank. The construction of the railway in the 1840s by the Caledonian Railway marked the growth of the hamlet to become today’s railway community.

The train station marks a major junction on the West Coast Main Line, situated close to the point at which the lines from London Euston and Edinburgh to Glasgow Central merge. Both villages are linked by their names but also by paths and tracks surrounded by wildlife and farms.

Suggested Stroll

Watch the video to discover the Down the Wood Loop


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Down the Wood Loop
4 km - 1 h

Walk between Carstairs Junction and Carstairs. The route takes you through Whitemoss Wood where you can spot wildlife and enjoy a view of Tinto Hill. Return along Carstairs Road which crosses the railway.
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Other Routes


Tweed Cycle Route

You can join the start of the Tweed Cycle Route in Biggar. The route follows the river Tweed throughout the Scottish Borders.


Lime Walk
550 m - 8 min

The walk becomes very boggy when the weather is wet. You’ll need wellies or boots to walk it, you might not be able to walk it during Winter.

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of Carstairs Junction

For more information on walking in Coalburn, click on the images to view and download the maps.


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General information for Carstairs Junction

The Bridge to Pettinain is currently closed for all users.

Please look for signage when the annual shooting syndicate takes place at Carstairs Main Farm.

Please do not cross fields during the lambing season in Spring.
Stay away from livestock and take care to not damage crops.

Please keep gates as you find them and always look for signage.

There is no public access within the grounds of Clyde Valley Care Home.

Access is not permitted to the Mausoleum

Local Groups

Access by Public Transport, Car and Bikes

Bus 137 Carnwath - Carstairs Junction - Lanark - Braehead
operated by Stuarts Coaches Ltd

Plan your journey on Traveline Scotland
or by calling 0871 200 2233

Sign up to SPT MyBus 800 Lanark Service

Book a Rural Development Trust Bus

Sign up to Liftshare carshare

Car parks are situated in front of the train station entrance and at the entrance of Monteith Park on Carstairs Road.

6 stands for cycle storage are available
They are situated in the car park in front of the train station.

Carstairs Train Station
You can travel directly to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Lanark. Please note that you can take your bike on board for free with ScotRail.

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