The Canal connects the Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth, crossing the Scottish Lowlands at their narrowest point, with the Union Canal providing the onward leg to Edinburgh. Originally connected by a series of locks, the canals now link via the magnificent Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat-lift which transports boats - still afloat - between the two waterways. Walkers owe the route’s existence, and the spectacle of the Falkirk Wheel, to a major regeneration project as part of the Millennium celebrations which transformed the ailing industrial canals into scenic recreational routes and thriving wildlife corridors.
Points of interest
This site has been specifically setup for walkers doing the John Muir way. The hosts ARE animal friendly, have toilets on site, fresh water is supplied, they have a rainwater pot wash, fire pits, Undercover cooking area and a small shop. Booking is essential as their campsite is small and has a limited amount of pitches. PRICES are from £6.50per person.
0141 776 2226