East of Kilsyth the trail meets the Forth and Clyde Canal, which in John Muir’s time provided a busy shipping link between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. Now the canals are cherished places to enjoy quiet fishing, cycling or just messing about on the water. If you’d like to relax and watch some wildlife, try visiting nearby Dumbreck Marsh, or if industrial heritage floats your boat, float off on the Falkirk Wheel which transports shipping from one canal to another.
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.
Signage Issue at Falkirk Wheel
Waymarking of the John Muir Way around the Falkirk Wheel is currently affected due to work by Scottish Canals to replace signposts throughout the site.
At Callendar Estate there is a network of single-track mountain bike trails to complement the walking and horse-riding routes already available. There are easy family-friendly routes through attractive woodland.
Just 10 minutes walk off the Antonine Wall takes you into Dullatur where you can reward your feet with a Thai Foot Massage or relax with Swedish massage from Shellagh Bryce. Special offers for JMW users.