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.
Check our Canal Works &
Boater's Updates page for details of current canal and towpath
works along the Forth & Clyde Canal.
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 here.
- Please 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!