The Kelvin Valley runs between the northern edge of Cumbernauld and the southern slopes of the Kilsyth Hills. There is plenty to do for the whole family, including walking, cycling, angling, canoeing, and even water walking, the Kelvin Valley offers a fantastic day out.
The main town of the area is Kilsyth while Banknock and Twechar are considered to be a natural part of the Kelvin Valley area although situated in neighbouring council areas.
Countryside attractions include the Forth and Clyde Canal, Colzium Estate, Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, Dumbreck Marsh and Dullatur Nature Reserves, Banton Loch, woodlands, wetlands and an extensive path network.
Auchinstarry Marina is situated near Croy and has access to the Canal and Antonine Wall as well as various facilities and activities including the Boathouse Restaurant, Outdoortrax bike hire and The Port gallery.