Forth & Clyde Canal: Bowling to Maryhill

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The Forth & Clyde Canal was designed by renowned civil engineer John Smeaton and completed in 1790 providing a sea to sea route for seagoing boats and freight barges across the narrow point of Scotland. This first stage is an easy walk along the historic waterway providing a green and wildlife-rich route through Scotland's biggest city.


Surfaced towpath, some road crossings and shared cyclepath.

Public Transport

Rail stations at Bowling by the start, and at Kelvindale or Maryhill near the end of the stage. Access to bus stops at various points.


Bowling rail station. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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