Glasgow's Forth and Clyde Canal

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The Glasgow branch of the Forth and Clyde Canal is largely disused, but it is far from derelict. Currently the haunt of joggers, dog-walkers and the occasional cyclist, there are plans to redevelop the canal. The bulk of the walk is a tranquil and wheelchair-friendly stroll along its towpath, offering the strange but not unpleasant sensation of seeing roads, railway and river passing beneath you. Information about the plans for development and reinstatement of the canal are to be found near the old canal offices at Spiers Wharf.

Information for Wheelchair Users: the towpath is broad and firm along the five-mile stretch from your suggested start point at Lock 27, Waymark 03, as far as the canal offices at Spiers Wharf, Waymark 19. It narrows to about three feet only under one bridge. There are very few inclines and these are gentle. There is road access at either end. The only parts of the route unsuitable for wheelchairs are the extensions beyond Spiers Wharf. Please see Access Information for further details.

Information for Dog Owners: the route is considered ideal for biddable dogs.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Glasgow - Town or city

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Birds, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, National Trust, Play Area, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets
24/04/2016 - Yvonne Allan

Lovely walk. Well worth a day out!

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