The Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail
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.
Download our handy map to help plan your paddle along the Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail. Our information panels will also give you lots of useful information and ideas along the route.
View the Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail
To help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable paddle on the Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail, we ask you to respect the canals as you would do any body of water and to familiarise yourself with the following safety advice. You can fine out more by going to our Paddling - Etiquette and best practice page.
The Falkirk wheel
Portaging around The Falkirk Wheel
Please follow Portage Route 2 on the map below. You should use your portage trolleys and work as a team to complete this uphill portage.
Paddling through The Falkirk Wheel
Scottish Canals may allow groups of paddlers to use The Falkirk Wheel. If you’ve prebooked a timeslot, please check in with the Basin Controller when you arrive. You should portage to the slipway. Please DO NOT access the slipway until the Basin Controller tells you to and always follow the instructions of the Scottish Canals Operations Team.
Passage through The Falkirk Wheel must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Basin Controller on 01324 676912.
Register your trip
We recommend that all paddlers visiting the Scottish Canals register with us in advance, so we can keep track of all watercrafts on our canals for safety reasons.
Please register your tip with using our form. You will not currently receive an email acknowledgement of your submission.Register here
Please remember to check out our safety information for paddlers before your trip.
To help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable paddle on the Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail, we ask you to respect the canals as you would do any body of water and to familiarise yourself with the following safety advice.Paddling - Etiquette and safety practice page