Edinburgh to Glasgow Cycle Route (NCN 75)
The Edinburgh to Glasgow Cycle Route (NCN 75) route follows dismantled railways and riverside and canal tow paths, connecting urban areas to the countryside. Most of the route has easy gradients.
The route has short sections by joining the path at different points. Alternatively you even do the whole route if you are feeling energetic. From Bells Bridge in the centre of Glasgow the route follows the River Clyde as far as Uddingston where it crosses under the M74 and enters North Lanarkshire. The route then heads towards Coatbridge and Airdrie. The Airdrie to Bathgate railway path is the central section of the route, following the line of the dismantled railway. Striking sculptures, including a hugh Bedrock Bike and two recycled Calor Gas Fishermen, can be found along the route. There are proposals to reinstate this line, however the NCN 75 will be re-built as part of this works.
From Airdrie the route heads towards Plains and Caldercruix Community Parks. With play parks and pleasant paths they are great places for family outings. After Caldercruix the route follows the southern shore of Hillend Reservoir, before heading towards Bathgate and Edinburgh, along the way offering plenty of stop-off points for families.
Location: ML6 7QP