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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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The trail runs from Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre to Camelon Road. The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side all along its length but the surface is a little uneven in many places.There are a few short (20m) gradients all downhill heading towards Camelon Road. The gradients are as you pass the locks thought the steepest is from the start down on to the tow path. Most of the route, along the two path, is level.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, March 2011 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 2.4 km

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

Information

The trail starts at the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre. There are adapted toilets available at the centre.With the entrance to the visitor centre on your left go straight ahead to the path that leads down to the Forth and Clyde canal.

Start The trail starts at the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre. There are adapted toilets available at the centre.With the entrance to the visitor centre on your left go straight ahead to the path that leads down to the Forth and Clyde canal.

There are blue badge parking bays very close to the visitor centre. Buses also run to this point.

Blue Badge parking bays There are blue badge parking bays very close to the visitor centre. Buses also run to this point.

Take the path down to the Forth and Clyde Canal.The gradient is about 12% (1 in 8) all the way to the canal tow path and 15% (1 in 7) to begin with.

Direction Take the path down to the Forth and Clyde Canal.The gradient is about 12% (1 in 8) all the way to the canal tow path and 15% (1 in 7) to begin with.

The gradient is 12% (1 in 8) most of the way down to the canal bridge.

Gradient The gradient is 12% (1 in 8) most of the way down to the canal bridge.

Cross the swing bridge.

Direction Cross the swing bridge.

Turn right onto the tow path towards Camelon Road.

Direction Turn right onto the tow path towards Camelon Road.

The tow path surface is firm but a little uneven all the way along.

Surface The tow path surface is firm but a little uneven all the way along.

There is enough room for two people to walk side by side all the way along the tow path.

Width There is enough room for two people to walk side by side all the way along the tow path.

 

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The path surface is uneven in many places.

Surface The path surface is uneven in many places.

 

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The path is uneven in many places.

Surface The path is uneven in many places.

The tow path is shared by walkers and cyclists

Information The tow path is shared by walkers and cyclists

 

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At lock 16 there is a barrier across the tow path.

Barrier At lock 16 there is a barrier across the tow path.

The barrier was locked at the time of survey. The entrance and exit to the chicane at the side are 850mm wide. Three is 1700mm between the post and the back fence.

Width The barrier was locked at the time of survey. The entrance and exit to the chicane at the side are 850mm wide. Three is 1700mm between the post and the back fence.

Bear right and follow the path towards the telephone kiosk.

Direction Bear right and follow the path towards the telephone kiosk.

As there is no dropped kerb on the pavement over the canal bridge you may need to cross Union Road twice and Canal Street once to reach the two path on the other side of lock 16.

Direction As there is no dropped kerb on the pavement over the canal bridge you may need to cross Union Road twice and Canal Street once to reach the two path on the other side of lock 16.

Turn right to a second crossing of Union Road.

Direction Turn right to a second crossing of Union Road.

Cross Union Road again.

Direction Cross Union Road again.

Cross Canal Street to rejoin the tow path beyond lock 16.

Direction Cross Canal Street to rejoin the tow path beyond lock 16.

Turn left once you have cross canal Street to rejoin the tow path.

Direction Turn left once you have cross canal Street to rejoin the tow path.

Keep the canal on your right.

Direction Keep the canal on your right.

 

Path

There is a slope for 25m passing the lock with a gradient of as steep as 16% ( 1 in 6)

Gradient There is a slope for 25m passing the lock with a gradient of as steep as 16% ( 1 in 6)

The path surface is uneven along a lot of its length.

Surface The path surface is uneven along a lot of its length.

 

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The slope at the side of this lock has a gradient of about 12% (1 in 8) for 25m.

Gradient The slope at the side of this lock has a gradient of about 12% (1 in 8) for 25m.

 

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Just past this lock there is a gradient of 13% (1 in 8) for 15m

Gradient Just past this lock there is a gradient of 13% (1 in 8) for 15m

 

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The surface is uneven in several places.

Surface The surface is uneven in several places.

The slope at this lock has a gradient of about 9% (1 in 11).

Gradient The slope at this lock has a gradient of about 9% (1 in 11).

 

Path

Keep left to get onto Camelon Road near to its junction with Rosebank roundabout.By following the path to the right you can get under the canal bridge and get onto the other side of Camelon Road.

Direction Keep left to get onto Camelon Road near to its junction with Rosebank roundabout.By following the path to the right you can get under the canal bridge and get onto the other side of Camelon Road.

This phototrail ends at Camelon Road.

Direction This phototrail ends at Camelon Road.

At Camelon Road turn right to head towards Falkirk town centre.

End At Camelon Road turn right to head towards Falkirk town centre.

Steps connect the tow path to Ochiltree Terrace.

Step Steps connect the tow path to Ochiltree Terrace.

Steps connect the tow path to Fairlie Street.

Step Steps connect the tow path to Fairlie Street.

An informal path links to Carmuirs Street and Mansion House Road.

Direction An informal path links to Carmuirs Street and Mansion House Road.

Steps connect through an open green space to Elim Drive.

Step Steps connect through an open green space to Elim Drive.

A bridge across the canal connects to Glenfuir Road.There is a step the get on to the bridge which has a gradient of 16% (1 in 6).

Direction A bridge across the canal connects to Glenfuir Road.There is a step the get on to the bridge which has a gradient of 16% (1 in 6).

The slope off the bridge to Glenfuir Road is about 16% (1 in 6).

Direction The slope off the bridge to Glenfuir Road is about 16% (1 in 6).

The slope down under Camelon has a gradient of about 8% (1 jn 12) over most of its length.

Gradient The slope down under Camelon has a gradient of about 8% (1 jn 12) over most of its length.

 

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The slope up from the canal has a gradient of about 8% (1 in 12).Turn left onto the stone path to get to Camelon Road or bear right to join the pavement along the side of the A9.

Gradient The slope up from the canal has a gradient of about 8% (1 in 12).Turn left onto the stone path to get to Camelon Road or bear right to join the pavement along the side of the A9.

There is an information board giving some details about the history of the canal.

Information There is an information board giving some details about the history of the canal.

A flight of steps connect to the car park of the Rosebank Distillery.

Path A flight of steps connect to the car park of the Rosebank Distillery.

Forth & Clyde Canal - Falkirk Wheel Phototrail

 

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