Take to the waters of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals and explore Central Scotland from a new perspective.
Following the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals from Pinkston Watersports in Glasgow City Centre across the Central Belt to the heart of Edinburgh, the Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail is a fantastic trail suitable for paddlers of all abilities.
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.
Walking & Running
Whether you are looking for a pleasant place for a short stroll, a more energetic walk or even a long distance challenge, the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal towpaths offer a great choice of canal walks.
From undertaking an adventure along one of our nation's breathtaking long-distance routes, or paddling in the shadow of some of Scotland's natural and man-made and marvels, our incredible canal network has no shortage of wonders to explore. What will you discover by boot, paddle or pedal?
Head along the Forth and Clyde or Union Canal for some canal fishing. Species include roach, bream, rudd, gudgeon, carp and particularly tench. Perch, pike, trout and eels are also present.
A canal holiday allows you to journey through the country, taking in the landscape and hearing some of the stories of Scotland's past as you go. Or you might choose a canalside cottage as a base for exploring the canals on foot or by bike.
Follow the history of the canal that was designed to provide an important commercial route from the Forth estuary in the East to the Clyde in the West.
Environment & Wildife
Discover a rich abundance of flora and fauna as you explore the Scottish canals. Here's our top flora and fauna to keep an eye out for on your travels.
North Glasgow is coming to life in new and exciting ways. Real change is taking place around the canal, creating a safe and enjoyable outdoor space, a positive resource which will help to breathe new life and vitality into local communities.
Find out how we're breathing new life into communities from the water to the banks and beyond - creating places and spaces that people want to visit, live and work in.