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Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals Walk (Forth & Clyde, and Union)

101 km / 63 miles

E Dunbarton, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, N Lanark, W Dunbarton, W Lothian
A route following wherever possible the towpaths of the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals from Edinburgh through Ratho, Broxburn, Linlithgow, Falkirk and Bonnybridge. Near the start point is the World Heritage Site of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh. In Glasgow the route links in to the city's numerous pathways and cycleways providing access to the start of the West Highland Way at Milngavie and also the Clyde Walkway.


Details:

Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Attributes: Canal; Urban; World Heritage Site
Start:
NT239731 - Haymarket Station, Edinburgh
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Finish:
NS448736 - Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire
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Web Sites: Scottish Canals - Forth & Clyde Canal
  Walkhighlands - Forth & Clyde and Union Canal towpaths

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: Fit for Life: Glasgow Walkways (Glasgow City Council - 2000)
Leaflet: River Avon Heritage Trail (Central Scotland Forest Trust - 2007)

Maps:

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Scotland's Great Trails
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Significant un-waymarked paths
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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
   
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 646566
OS Landranger Active: 646566
OS Explorer: 342347348349350
OS Explorer Active: 342347348349350
Other Paper Maps:
Stripmap: Forth & Clyde and Union Canals with the Crinan Canal (GEOprojects - 2004)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation: Globetrotter Inn Edinburgh, Marine Drive, Edinburgh 5 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Westend Hostel, Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Edinburgh Central YHA, 9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Haggis Hostels 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Smartcityhostels Edinburgh, Blackfriars St, Edinburgh 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Royal Mile Backpackers. Edinburgh 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: High Street Hostel, Edinburgh 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Edinburgh Metro YHA, 11/2 Robertson's Close Cowgate 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Euro Hostel Glasgow, 318 Clyde St 4 Km
Bunk House: Bunkum Backpackers, Hillhead Street, Glasgow 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Glasgow YHA, 8 Park Terrace, Glasgow 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Cairncross House University Of Glasgow 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Alba Hostel Glasgow 1 Km

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Connected Paths:

Scotland's Great Trails: John Muir Way
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Kelvin Walkway (Glasgow)
Significant un-waymarked paths: Central Scottish Way
Other Paths: Newhaven Crossing To Fort William; River Avon Heritage Trail (Scotland); Saint Andrew's Way; St. Wilfrid's Way

Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File: Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals Walk GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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MemoryMap Route file: Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals Walk Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals Walk Tracklogs Route File Login to Download
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Route Profile:

101.8 Km (63.3 miles)
810 m (2,657 ft) ascent
103 m (338 ft)  maximum height