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Clyde Valley Tourist Route

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Clyde Valley Tourist Route
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Elvenfoot (NS955186)
To:  Hamilton (NS733559)
Via:  Crawford, Abington, Biggar, Lanark
Distance:  42 miles (67.6 km)
Meets:  M74, A74(M), A702, M74
Old route now:  A702, unclassified, A702, A72, A73, B7017, A743, A73, A72, A723
Highway Authorities

South Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties


The Clyde Valley Tourist Route is a scenic route, providing an alternative to the M74 between Junction 14 and Junction 6. It serves the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, as well as other attractions. One can extend the non-motorway journey at the southern end by using the B7076, which was the pre-motorway A74, all the way from Gretna.

Heading into Crawford

It begins at Elvanfoot Interchange and takes the A702 northwards. Rather than the bypass, it takes the unclassified Carlisle Road through Crawford, joining the A702 again at Crawford Interchange. It meets the motorway again at Abington Interchange.

Heading up the A702 from Abington, it does not use the A73 to cut the corner and head directly to St John's Kirk, instead it follows the A702 to the south of Biggar and then takes the A72 westwards to Hamilton. Through Lanark, from St John's Kirk to Kaimrig End, the A72 is the junior partner in a concurrency with the A73. In Lanark, the route diverts from the A73 to take the B7017 and A743 route via the station, to avoid the one-way system in the town centre.

At Larkhall, northbound access is given to the M74 (junction 7), skipping out Hamilton. In Hamilton the tourist route enters from the south on the A72, before turning right onto the A723 at Low Patrick Street and right again at Keith Street Roundabout, before ending at M74 junction 6.


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Clyde Valley Tourist Route
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Roundabout on A723 on the outskirts of Hamilton - Geograph - 1065366.jpgThe Road to Crawford near White Hill - Geograph - 4113610.jpgRoundabout west of Crawford - Geograph - 4089241.jpgA702 north through Abington - Geograph - 2949966.jpgCarlisle Road, Abington - Geograph - 4113539.jpg
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