Free parking (suitable for coaches and buses) is available on the A814, just off Dumbarton Road.
By Public Transport
There is a regular train service from Glasgow Queen Street to Bowling Train Station. Visit www.scotrail.co.uk for timetables and tickets.
First Bus Routes 1A and 1B also take you from Glasgow to Bowling. Visit www.firstgroup.com/greater-glasgow/ for details.
Heading out of the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow you will be surprised by how quickly you find peace and wildlife on the Forth & Clyde Canal. As you cycle towards the sea at Bowling Basin, you’ll delight in the beautiful countryside views. This is also the route of the NCN 754 cycleway.
Access: The nearest mainline railway station to the start point at Speirs Wharf is Glasgow Queen Street. You can also travel to Glasgow Central. See www.thetrainline.com. If you are driving park in Glasgow at one of many car parks. Please note that bikes are not always allowed on the Subway underground network.
Start: Speirs Wharf (G4) is accessed by following the signs for the Forth and Clyde Canal via Craighall Road or Garscube Road, Glasgow. You will also see the blue signs starting from the back of Cowcaddens Subway Station.
Finish: Bowling Basin, off Dumbarton Road (A82).
Return: Via train from Bowling to Glasgow, or by bike. You could also retrace the route to Westerton Railway Station to Glasgow.
Distance: 20km / 12 miles (1 Hour approx) / Walking: 3 hours 30 / Train: 40 minutes
Terrain: Flat traffic free path along the Forth & Clyde canal; mix of tarmac, gritted tarmac and some cobblestones.
Bikes: Hybrid and mountain bikes.
BHive Activity Hub, Arch 1, Bowling Harbour G60 5AF