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Kilsyth to Falkirk

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Follow the canal west from Kilsyth, and enjoy the now tranquil canalside landscape before reaching bustling Falkirk and it's main attraction - the Falkirk wheel.  

20.9 km
5:20 h
167 m
152 m

Enjoy a lovely walk along the Forth and Clyde Canal, once a busy shipping link between the Firth of Forth in the west and the Firth of Clyde in the east, but now a haven for fishermen and canal boats. Walk by the incredible feat of engineering, the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift which joins two canals across Scotland - it has to be seen to be believed!

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Catherine Allan 
Updated: April 02, 2018
Highest point
134 m
Lowest point
33 m

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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSJMW

Start

Auchinstarry Marina (55 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NS 72029 76721
DD
55.966389, -4.051772
DMS
55°57'59.0"N 4°03'06.4"W
UTM
30U 434347 6202838
w3w 
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Destination

Falkirk

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NS 72029 76721
DD
55.966389, -4.051772
DMS
55°57'59.0"N 4°03'06.4"W
UTM
30U 434347 6202838
w3w 
///demanding.list.rebirth
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Distance
20.9 km
Duration
5:20 h
Ascent
167 m
Descent
152 m

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