River Nethan

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Country Scotland
 - location Glenbuck, East Ayrshire, Scotland
 - coordinates 55°32′N 3°59′W / 55.533°N 3.983°W / 55.533; -3.983
Mouth River Clyde
 - location Crossford, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
 - coordinates 55°42′00″N 3°52′15″W / 55.70000°N 3.87083°W / 55.70000; -3.87083Coordinates: 55°42′00″N 3°52′15″W / 55.70000°N 3.87083°W / 55.70000; -3.87083
Length 20.92 km (13 mi) [1]

The River Nethan is a river which flows between Glenbuck in East Ayrshire and Crossford, South Lanarkshire where it feeds into the River Clyde, with the town of Lesmahagow and surrounding villages sitting on the river course. The area of woodland surrounding the River Nethan at Crossford and Auchenheath has been declared a site of special scientific interest and forms a part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve as Nethan Gorge. Craignethan Castle, a 16th-century fortification, overlooks the river.


  1. ^ "Nethan, River". The Gazetteer for Scotland. scottish-places.info. Retrieved 14 December 2011.