Scotland’s answer to the New York Highline was unveiled at Bowling Harbour in West Dunbartonshire with the transformation of a disused railway viaduct into a state-of-the-art linear park and walking, wheeling and cycling route at the western gateway to the Lowland canals in September 2021.
The Bowline, the jewel in the crown of a £10m regeneration programme at Bowling Harbour, backed by funding from Transport Scotland, opened to the public yesterday (Friday 24th September 2021).
The Bowline connects the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to the wider National Cycle Network (NCN), providing virtually uninterrupted off-road access from Glasgow to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
The fully accessible linear park boasts breath-taking views over the historic canal to the River Clyde and beyond. A new, high-quality access ramp has also been installed, allowing everyone walking, wheeling and cycling to access the National Cycle Network route for everyday and leisure journeys.
The Bowline has been part funded by the Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER Programme through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.