The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Northern England and Southern Scotland in 1841

Milton Lockhart to Lanark

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Milton Lockhart to Lanark. The ride from Hamilton to Lanark, along the banks of the Clyde, has long been celebrated for its beauty, and it forms a very good study for the landscape-gardener who has walks to form along the banks of a natural river. Here he may see the effect of such bends in the walk as command long reaches of the river, and others which merely look across it; of seeing the water from an open glade, and from a dark thicket; of seeing it near at hand, and at a distance; of the walk being parallel to the river's course, of going away from it, and approaching it; and, in particular, he will learn the fine effect of some of these changes, when accompanied by the sound of a waterfall, now rising and now dying away on the ear. The inn at Lanark is a larger house than that at Hamilton, but in point of comfort it is far inferior.