This route starts at Strathblane, and heads up to Mugdock, before descending through the Baldernock area to Balmore, then crosses the River Kelvin to join the Forth & Clyde Canal at Cadder for the rest of the way to Kirkintilloch. The route shares much of the way with the unofficial cycle route from Milngavie.
This route starts in Strathblane at the junction of the A81 and A891, and links with the Strathkelvin Railway Path and unofficial cycle route from Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown. Head south from the main road junction and take the first right into Dumbrock Road, first left into Old Mugdock Road. Head up the hill out of Strathblane, then go straight on at the junction at the start of Mugdock village but turn left at the junction in the centre of the village. Continue along this road until you reach the junction with the A81.
Turn right, taking care whilst crossing the A81, and fork left along the second of two roads forking left at this junction, Craigmaddie. Head south along this road until you reach the next junction, and turn left just before the church. Follow this road right at a junction, then fork left at the next one following Tower Road. Take the second right, at the foot of Mealey Brae, Glenorchard Road. Follow this road down into Balmore.
Cross the A807, again taking care, and follow the local loop road, Balmore Road, until you see a green sign for a right of way to Cadder. Follow this path, crossing the River Kelvin on a footbridge with some steps at either side, then continue following the path through a golf course. The path then becomes a track and finally turns into a road as you arrive in Cadder. Turn left on reaching the Forth & Clyde Canal to continue to Kirkintilloch, Twechar and Falkirk. Alternatively, head in the opposite direction along the canal for Bishopbriggs and Glasgow.