Whether you are a looking for a pleasant place for a short
stroll, a more energetic walk or even a long distance challenge,
the Forth & Clyde canal path offers a great choice of canal
There really is only one way enjoyable to walk from one side of
Scotland to the other in the central belt - via the Forth &
Clyde Canal. Kilsyth, the mid-way point along the canal offers
accommodation and facilities if you want to plan a two day
excursion from coast to coast.
Relaxing canal side walks
And of course you don't have to trek its full length in order to
appreciate the scenic beauty and abundance of wildlife. A short
stroll or even a jog along any stretch of the 35 mile towpath will
allow you to experience the serenity of canal life while getting a
healthy workout at the same time. The Forth & Clyde Canal
towpath makes for an excellent walk suitable for all ages.
A Roman Route
The Forth & Clyde Canal follows a similar route across
Scotland to the Antonine Wall. Try this scenic walk, starting
at Auchinstarry. The circular route includes a stretch of Antonine
Wall as well as some excellent canal walking. Find out more
about the Antonine Wall and Forth & Clyde Canal
Dog Walkers are all welcome on the canal towpaths but
- Please keep your dog under control.
- Don't let your dog's lead obstruct other users.
- Clear up after your dog!
Check our Canal Works &
Boater's Updates page for details of current canal and towpath
works along the Forth & Clyde Canal.