Coalburn offers great trails thanks to its rich mining heritage current windfarm development
Coalburn’s landscape, paths and tracks have been shaped by its mining history. Paths were originally created to link the numerous small-scale coal pits and small mining hamlets. The development of Dalquhandy Opencast Coal Site between 1988 and 2004 has impacted the network of paths and tracks.
Today’s wind farm development aims to redeploy a wide network of paths and tracks around Coalburn. The dismantled Caledonian Railway that linked Lanark to Muirkirk is also a great potential for developing walking and cycling paths connecting Coalburn to Lesmahagow.
Watch the video to discover the Wallace’s Cave Loop
Wallace’s Cave Loop
3.8 km - 50 min
Easy and Medium
Start at the One Stop shop and walk to the former Dalquandy Opencast Coal Site. Walking South, use the stile towards Wallace’s Cave. You can enjoy a steep detour to admire the view on top of the Cave. Go through the gate to walk north towards Bellfield Road, where you might spot some deers. Turn left on Bellfield Road to join Coalburn Road and return to your starting point.
Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Walk
3km - 45 min
Easy / Medium
400 m - To commute or to stroll for hours
Situated on the former railway, this trail is a little stretch of wildlife for a gentle stroll starting behind the School. Pupils from the Coalburn Primary School and community members are working together to make the path more accessible and full of vegetation.
General information for Coalburn
Please note that phased construction is due to take place around the windfarm cluster until 2025. This will include the intensive use of roads by heavy vehicles and temporary access closures to ensure safety. Please adhere to on-site signage.
Please keep clear of the turbines during winter weather in case of snow/ice fall and when vehicles are on-site as this means maintenance is taking place on-site.
The Nature Trail on the former Caledonian Railway is being transformed into a wildlife corridor with the help of pupils from the Coalburn Primary School. This will become a more accessible walk full of new vegetation to enjoy and care for. Keep your ears open for any updates!
The Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Walk forms part of a commercial thoroughfare that is used by heavy traffic and may be closed for certain works from time to time.
Coalburn Health Walk
Coalburn & Lesmahagow Community Cycling
Coalburn IOR Pipe Band
Lintfieldbank Women's Rural Institute
Coalburn Silver Band
Coalburn Miners Welfare Bowling Club
01555 820 676
Coalburn Darby and Joan Club RVS
Talamh Life Centre
Coalburn Parish Church
Access by Public Transport, Car and Bikes
Book a Rural Development Trust Bus
Sign up to Liftshare carshare
Car parks are situated next to the One Stop Shop on Coalburn Road, at the Coalburn Leisure Complex on School Road, on Middlemuir Road next to the Usave shop, and at the entrance of the former Dalqhandy Opencast Coal Site.
You can reach the National Cycle Route 74 on Carlisle Road (B7078)
We recommend you take extra care for your safety when cycling between Coalburn and the N 74.