Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This trail starts from Bridge Street, Bonnybridge. There is a small informal car park by the canal bridge. The only significant gradients are on the path up to the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre from the canal, 14% (1 in 7). There are also a few cross slopes in places.The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side throughout though.The surface is firm and even but potholes and puddles may be across the path in places.The path may be used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, February 2011 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 3.2 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
 

Information

This trail starts from Bridge Street, Bonnybridge. There is a small informal car park by the canal bridge. the start of the trail is through the gap (wider than 1m) beside the barrier

Start This trail starts from Bridge Street, Bonnybridge. There is a small informal car park by the canal bridge. the start of the trail is through the gap (wider than 1m) beside the barrier

The Falkirk Wheel is about 3 Km away.

Information The Falkirk Wheel is about 3 Km away.

 

Path

 

Path

There may be puddles across the path after wet weather but the surface is general firm and even.

Surface There may be puddles across the path after wet weather but the surface is general firm and even.

Keep right on the tow path to head towards the Falkirk Wheel. The path to the left leads down to Main Street. The slope has a gradient as steep as 23% (1 in 4) there is a seat a short way down the slope.

Direction Keep right on the tow path to head towards the Falkirk Wheel. The path to the left leads down to Main Street. The slope has a gradient as steep as 23% (1 in 4) there is a seat a short way down the slope.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There is a section where there is a cross slope with a gradient greater than 7% (1 in 14) for 100m or so.

Gradient There is a section where there is a cross slope with a gradient greater than 7% (1 in 14) for 100m or so.

 

Path

Keep right along the tow path.The path to the left trough the barrier leads to Falkirk Road.

Direction Keep right along the tow path.The path to the left trough the barrier leads to Falkirk Road.

The path to the left trough the barrier leads to Falkirk Road.

Direction The path to the left trough the barrier leads to Falkirk Road.

 

Path

 

Path

Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

Surface Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

Surface Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

Surface Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

 

Path

 

Path

Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

Surface Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

Path Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There is a short section where the surface is a little uneven.

Surface There is a short section where the surface is a little uneven.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

Surface Potholes are right across the track in some places. They form puddles after wet weather.

Approaching the Falkirk Wheel the barrier across the path was open at the time of survey and should usually be left like this.

Path Approaching the Falkirk Wheel the barrier across the path was open at the time of survey and should usually be left like this.

Follow the canal tow path to the bridge that crosses to the Falkirk Wheel. The path to the left leads to Ochitree Terrace and Glasgow Road.

Direction Follow the canal tow path to the bridge that crosses to the Falkirk Wheel. The path to the left leads to Ochitree Terrace and Glasgow Road.

There is a seat close to the main path.

Seat There is a seat close to the main path.

 

Path

Turn right over the bridge towards the Falkirk Wheel.

Direction Turn right over the bridge towards the Falkirk Wheel.

 

Path

The path up to the wheel includes a gradient of 12% (1 in 8) and at the corner this also a cross slope at 6% (1 in 17).

Gradient The path up to the wheel includes a gradient of 12% (1 in 8) and at the corner this also a cross slope at 6% (1 in 17).

The last part of the short slope to the Falkirk Wheel has a gradient of 15% (1 in 7)

Gradient The last part of the short slope to the Falkirk Wheel has a gradient of 15% (1 in 7)

This is the end of the trail with the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre is in front of you.

End This is the end of the trail with the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre is in front of you.

There is car parking for blue badge holders  close to the Falkirk Wheel Visitor centre.You can see the path from the canal on the right.

Blue Badge parking bays There is car parking for blue badge holders close to the Falkirk Wheel Visitor centre.You can see the path from the canal on the right.

The seat is about 50m from the two path down towards Main Street on a slope with a gradient of at least 10% (1 in 10)

Seat The seat is about 50m from the two path down towards Main Street on a slope with a gradient of at least 10% (1 in 10)

This path connects to Main Street.

Direction This path connects to Main Street.

Steps lead from the canal embankment to Main Street.

Direction Steps lead from the canal embankment to Main Street.

The Falkirk Wheel

Feature of Interest The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel

Feature of Interest The Falkirk Wheel

There are views across the adjoining countryside.

Path There are views across the adjoining countryside.

Forth & Clyde Canal - Bonnybridge Phototrail

 

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