Cycling along the Forth & Clyde Canal
Cycling the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath has never been
easier or safer, and it's the perfect way to keep the whole family
fit and healthy.
There's nothing quite as invigorating or stress relieving as
getting on a bike and cycling through miles of beautiful
countryside. The 35 miles of towpath has been restored with the
cyclist in mind - it's safe, traffic free, pollution free and an
ideal route for cyclists of all levels.
Sustrans Route 754 follows the canal towpath from Bowling to
Edinburgh, so you can cycle across Scotland. The towpath between
Dalmuir and Bowling forms part of the
scenic Glasgow to Loch Lomond cycleway.
Buy the NCN
Forth & Clyde Cycle Route map from Sustrans or view their online mapping
Or you can click on the icons on our interactive map below for
some great cycle route ideas:
- Alert walkers by ringing your bell and
always give way to walkers.
- The towpath is often only 1m wide, and can be wet and uneven.
Take extra care. It is being upgraded and widened in sections.
- Dismount at all road crossings, bridges, aqueducts and blind
bends and at canal weirs, including cobbled weirs.
- Do not speed, speed causes accidents!