Forth and Clyde Canal

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. 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.

Attractions in North Lanarkshire

While at the Forth and Clyde canal, why not try the Auchinstarry marina, which offers great food, facilites in a relaxed atmosphere

Both Cumbernauld and Kilsyth are also only short distances from the Forth and Clyde canal, both have plenty of attractions. Cumbernauld has its own Outdoor Activity Centre, which offers 4x4 driving, paintballing and much more, Palacerigg Country Park is also a great family day out.

Kilsyth is home to Burngreen Park, which offers something for the whole family, including tennis courts, a football pitch and putting amonst the activities on offer. Both locations are also home to the World Heritage Site of the Antonine Wall.