The Clyde is a short river, little more than 100 miles long, rising in the Lanarkshire hills.
Upstream it flows swiftly with spectacular stretches, such as
the Falls of Clyde, near Lanark. At Glasgow the river was a shallow
estuary with sandbanks and islets known as inches. Downstream, in
deep water, Dumbarton Irvine and Greenock were the main
ports, with Port Glasgow established by Glasgow merchants in
The Clyde Waterfront area covers 20km of the river from Glasgow Green
in the centre of Glasgow, down the river as far as Dumbarton.
Find out more about what there is to see by visiting the
of Interest that make up the Clyde Waterfront Heritage
Download the Clyde
Waterfront Heritage Guide, complete with map, ideal if you want
to take the information with you.
There are plenty of oppotunities to explore along the
riverbanks, with more paths and walkways springing up as part of a
growing network of paths. In the city, Glasgow Green
provides welcome green space in the heart of the city and is oen of
the country's most ancient paks By contrast, Clyde View
Park is Glasgow's newest park and also provides a place to
stroll along the river. Further downstream, the green spaces
open out and provide attractive riverside walks around Renfrew, Erskine and Old
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