Forth and Clyde Canal

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Scenic Route

The Forth and Clyde Canal crosses Scotland, providing a route for sea-going vessels between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde at the narrowest part of the Scottish Lowlands.

The canal is 35 miles (56 km) long and its eastern end is connected to the River Forth by a short stretch of the River Carron near Grangemouth. The towpaths have been restored with cycling and walkers use in mind.

The towpath between Dalmuir and Bowling forms part of the scenic Glasgow to Loch Lomond cycleway.

The Forth and Clyde Canal offers a great walking and cycling day out for the whole family.

Nearby Towns

The Forth and Clyde Canal runs through Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. Cumbernauld is also home to Palacerigg Country Park, which provides a sheltered environment for thriving wildlife.

The historic burgh of Kilsyth has Burngreen Park and the Colzium estate, which is a must visit for the whole family. Both towns are also home to the World Heritage Site of the Antonine Wall.

Travel Information

The M9 leads to Grangemouth and A82 leads to Bowling