Key things to note about this route section.
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.
By car: parking is available at the western end of this section at Auchinstarry Marina. Around Falkirk, there is a huge car park at the Falkirk Wheel and more options in the town centre, including a small car park at Drossie Road beside the trail.
Points of interest
Callendar Estate Cycle Trails
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.Visit Website
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