Discover the Forth & Clyde Canal, Union Canal and The Falkirk Wheel by Boat
Sail through the Forth & Clyde Canal for a sea to sea transit between the River Clyde and the River Forth, or take The Falkirk Wheel and cruise into the heart of Scotland’s Capital.
Plan Your Trip
The Forth & Clyde Canal is approximately 35 miles (57km) in length with 40 locks to negotiate, and a minimum of 21 hours should be allowed for passage. The Union Canal is approximately 31 miles (51km) in length, and is a contour canal with only one moving structure at Leamington Lift Bridge in Edinburgh. A minimum of 12 hours should be allowed for passage.
Forth & Clyde and Union Canals Skipper's Guide
Our Skipper’s Guides are your complete reference guide to boating on the Scottish Canals. Your guide includes important safety information as well as details of moorings and facilities and can be purchased on arrival (£4.50) or downloaded for free beforehand.
Long Term Licences & Moorings
There are a number of long-term moorings available for leisure craft on Scotland’s canals. Take a look at our Long Term Licences & Moorings booklet for more information.