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Coalburn offers great trails thanks to its rich mining heritage current windfarm development


About Coalburn

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.

Suggested Stroll

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.


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Other Routes


Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Walk

3km - 45 min

Easy / Medium


Nature Trail
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.


Download the full map of Coalburn

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


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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.

Local Groups

Coalburn Community Group Facebook Page

Coalburn Miners Welfare One Stop Shop

Coalburn Community Action Group

Coalburn Health Walk

Email, call 07398 141 316 or search for 'Amanda Coalburn' on Facebook

Coalburn Leisure Centre

Jim Hamilton Heritage Group

Coalburn Toddler's Group

Coalburn & Lesmahagow Community Cycling
01555 820060

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

Bus 253 Coalburn-Hamilton

operated by Whitelaws Coaches

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

Sign up to SPT MyBus 900 Three Valleys Service

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.

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