The route follows good grass footpaths and towpaths along the canals.
Auchinstarry Canal Basin, Croy Station and Kilsyth Public Swimming Pool all have toilets for public use.
Key things to note about this route section.
Diversion at Rough Castle for sound and light event ‘Legion’
A section of the JMW at Rough Castle and the Falkirk Wheel will be closed between 17:00 and 22:00 every Wednesday to Sunday from 6th November until 16th December 2018. The closure is to accommodate a sound and light event ‘Legion’ taking place in the Rough Castle Woodland. This is a ticketed event organised by Rough Castle Experiences, and there will be no access through the site on the JMW walking and cycling braids.
Walkers or cyclists using the JMW at this time are advised to bypass the closure by following the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath between Bonnybridge and the Falkirk Wheel, crossing the canal bridge at the Falkirk Wheel, and following the Falkirk Wheel access road to re-join the JMW at Lime Road. The diversion will operate in both directions. See map of the diverted route here.
Points of interest
Camping pods a short distance from the John Muir Way near Falkirk.
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