Clyde Walkaway Glasgow

Image by Helene Audureau

Clyde Walkaway – A photographer’s delight at night

The River Clyde is Scotland’s second-longest river. It has played a vital role in shaping both the country’s economic and social destiny. From its source to sea, it travels on 109 miles. Part of it is the Clyde walkway, a 40 miles-long paved path, linking Glasgow to the spectacular Falls of Clyde at New Lanark.

Although no vessels sail the river now, the Glasgow section has a good deal of interest including former industrial hubs and more recent landmarks. I love walking along the way when darkness falls. Bridges and buildings are lit, turning the surrounding area into a spectacular scene. The amazing colors and reflections created by changing lights become an inspiration for photographers.

Zigzag over the river between key landmarks such as the South Portland Street Bridge & the Squinty Bridge, whose arch designed at an angle is an attraction by itself. Heading West, pass the Finnieston Crane and Armadillo Concert Hall near Exhibition Center. Opposite is a series of modern buildings such as the Science Centre, Glasgow Tower, and BBC Scotland. Watch the views up and down the river before reaching the new Glasgow Distillery. The Waverley, the last ocean-going paddle steamer in the world, is moored on the far bank when not in its summer trips.

Nights are getting shorter now, so no need to stay late at night to enjoy the scenery. Take good walking boots, suitable clothing and go along. Start from Buchanan Street, through St Enoch Square towards the river, turn right and follow the trail.

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Tunnel Street 28, Glasgow

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24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)