Forth and Clyde Canal

You can access the Canal in North Lanarkshire at Auchinstarry, Craigmarloch and Wyndford by joining the towpath that runs alongside it. Its flat gradients give easy access along the entire length of the Canal and make the towpath a great place to walk and cycle. From Auchinstarry Marina you can walk to the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, where the mounded structure of the ancient wall is still visible.

Things to Do 

Things to do near the Forth and Clyde Canal include: Dining in the Boathouse RestaurantOutdoor Activity Centre, which offers 4x4 driving, and paintballing  Palacerigg Country Park is a great place to walk, relax, play golf, have lunch and spend time with the family. 

Kilsyth town centre has a number of cafe's, specialist butchers and bars and is also home to Burngreen Park, which offers something for the whole family, including tennis courts, a football pitch and putting amongst the activities on offer. If you are looking for a place to stay, the Boathouse or the Coachman.


The Forth and The waterway was extended through the addition of the Union Canal at Camelon in 1822. For nearly two centuries the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals formed an important commercial transport corridor across central Scotland. But by the 1960s new roads blocked the waterway in nearly 30 places and in 1963 Parliament closed the Canal to navigation. Thanks to the Millennium Link Project, the biggest canal restoration ever undertaken, coast to coast navigation along the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals has been restored

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