Unofficial Cycle Routes - Coatbridge to Calderbank & Eurocentral

Website by Andy Preece

This route starts out following the Sustrans Coatbridge to Airdrie cycle route, then continues to Calderbank along the Monkland Canal.

Map of route

Direction Route Name Comment
Start 75 Coatbridge Fountain in Coatbridge
Head South East 75 Ellis Street following the cycle route signs for Airdrie
↖ Fork Left 75 Whittington Street at bend in road
Turn Right → 75 Police Station access road at bend in road
↖ Fork Left 75 unnamed path up ramp next to footbridge
↑ Straight Ahead 75 car park road continue past Coatbridge Health Centre
↖ Fork Left 75 unnamed path at end of road, across zebra crossing
Fork Right ↗ 75 unnamed path at path junction near underpass
Fork Right ↗ 75 unnamed path at path junction
← Turn Left 75 footbridge across Coatbank Street at path junction near car park
← Turn Left 75 Monkland Canal path still following the cycle route signs
↑ Straight Ahead road into retail park at Lock Street mini-roundabout
Fork Right ↗ Monkland Canal path at car park access
↑ Straight Ahead Monkland Canal Monkland Canal towpath at Paddock Street crossing
[OPTION] ↖ Fork Left path to Calderbank at end of canal
[OPTION] Fork Right ↗ North Calder Water Walkway continue straight ahead for the path to Drumgelloch (involves steps)
[MAIN ROUTE] Turn Right → footbridge across North Calder Water cross bridge and ascend steps
Turn Right → unnamed path rough path through woods
Turn Right → unnamed track scramble down slope at end of path to woodland track
↑ Straight Ahead unnamed track follow track around left bend then straight ahead at junction
Fork Right ↗ unnamed track go through kissing gate and up ramp to A8 flyover
Turn Right → Townhead Avenue at top of ramp cross A8 sliproads and flyover
Finish Townhead Avenue in Eurocentral

The last section of this route, between the bridge across the North Calder Water and Eurocentral, is going to be upgraded by North Lanarkshire Council as it completes its Airdrie to Eurocentral cycle path. So some of the turns and directions may change depending on the exact route of the new path. Hopefully it will be obvious where the new route goes once it is built. However, at the time of writing, the section beween the North Calder Water and Eurocentral is shut due to Transport Scotland's motorway building programme, with no signed diversion. This section is due to reopen in September 2016.

Website by Andy Preece