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Forth & Clyde Canal

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This was the first canal built in Scotland, which stretches 35 miles from...

This was the first canal built in Scotland, which stretches 35 miles from the village of Bowling on the River Clyde to the town of Grangemouth on the River Forth.

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Nice tow path walk but not many barges sailing by

On a nice dry day, it is good to walk, cycle or run along the towpath. It is a shame so many other towpath users leave so much rubbish! On the day we were there, we did not see... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Keith J
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

On a nice dry day, it is good to walk, cycle or run along the towpath. It is a shame so many other towpath users leave so much rubbish! On the day we were there, we did not see any barges using the canal. There are many more in the Falkirk area especially at The Wheel and Helix/Kelpies or on... More 

1 Thank Keith J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We cycled from the North of Glasgow to Falkirk which took around 3 hours - 32 miles. The sign posting is clear for the different routes and most of the canal is good for road bikes as well as mountain bikes, there are some areas with loose gravel and muddy dirt tracks but around 85% of it was perfect for... More 

Thank dirk1314
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

We decided to have a walk along the canal parking at Kirkintilloch, astonished at the amount of litter all along the canal side, seems poorly neglected and so sad to see the countryside in this state

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Walked the length of canal and enjoyed every minute of it . Stayed at the Travelodge in Falkirk and from there used both car and buses to get to different sections( we are over 60 so get free bus travel , saves a fortune ) . We walked from Princess Street to Broxburn , Broxburn to Falkirk , Falkirk to... More 

2 Thank redimondo
Courtenay, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

I spent a couple of different days cycling on the Forth and Clyde canal, where it runs through Glasgow. On three separate trips I joined the canal at Bearsden in Northwest Glasgow and first cycled to Bowling where the canal ends and empties into the River Clyde beyond the west of Glasgow. The canal which has in recent years been... More 

1 Thank cloosh
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

My granddaughter of five and myself found a dry day this summer and went for a cycle from the Bishopbriggs Sports Centre to The Stables restaurant on the Forth and Clyde Canal near Kirkintilloch..Our destination was a popular attraction just below the restaurant ,Craft Daft on a Raft, which is moored there. To cycle there is a pleasure on a... More 

Thank 989denisb
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

Just cycled from Kirkintilloch to the Falkirk Wheel, and back, along the canal tow path. Great scenery. Stopped at Lock 19 for a coffee from my flask. Two barges were going through. The operator insisted I sit where I was and he moved my bike to allow him to open the lock. Superb service! I use the canal tow path... More 

Thank David R
Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

I set off from the River Caron on the Firth of Forth to cycle to Bowling on the Clyde on a fine day in May having never done the trip before. I was in no rush as I cycled along the canal bank and the return trip clocked in at 6 hours and 16 minutes which involved steady cycling with... More 

2 Thank John C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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712 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

As a youngster, my limited views of the canal were of an overgrown, smelling waste area of a forgotten age. Now, the canal has been lovingly restored and is one of the unsung assets of the swage of country between Clyde and Forth. For anyone of a certain age who does not relish hills, walking or cycling along the banks... More 

1 Thank crawfie
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I have lived near to this canal all of my life and it has proved to be a happy playground for me through the ages and also for my children. A walk along this canal is always enjoyable for the wildlife you see. You can walk the length of this canal in sections if you can organise someone to drop... More 

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