Alternative path

Alternative path

I have recently done the circular walk ( and intend to repeat it soon with a group) from New Lanark to Kirkfieldbank, across the bridge and back up on the opposite bank, etc. Where the path zigzags up to the tarmac road, I noticed tha beginnings of a path at the lower level. Is it possible to reach Kirkfieldbank at river level? If so, could you please give me details?

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