Unofficial Cycle Routes - Coatbridge to Strathblane

Website by Andy Preece

This route leaves Coatbridge following the course of the Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railway, heading north then north west, to join the Strathkelvin Railway Path which links Kirkintilloch to Strathblane.

An old photo of the Monkland Canal in Coatbridge The Strathkelvin Railway Path

Map of route

Direction Route Name Comment
Start 75 Coatbridge Fountain in Coatbridge
Head West 75 Bank Street under railway bridge
Turn Right → 75 Monkland Canal path cross Bank Street and join path along course of former canal
Turn Right → Car Park access at car park entrance after passing under road bridge
← Turn Left King Street at end of road
Turn Right → Blair Road at end of road
↑ Straight Ahead Lomond Road at Townhead Road roundabout
4th Right → Wilton Street after tower block
↑ Straight Ahead Gartgill Road continuation of road
↖ Fork Left rough path alongside railway immediately before level crossing
Fork Right ↗ rough path to Glenboig where path splits left and right before railway bridge
Fork Right ↗ Carrick View at end of path
↑ Straight Ahead Inchneuk Path at Main Street crossing
↑ Straight Ahead Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path continuation of path
← Turn Left Drumcavel Road at end of path
1st Right → Avenuehead Road
← 1st Left Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path at foot of hill
↑ Straight Ahead Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path at Gartferry Road crossing
↑ Straight Ahead Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path at Burnbrae Road crossing
Turn Right → Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path across Bothlin Burn bridge and follow continuing path alongside stream
↑ Straight Ahead Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path at Initiative Road crossing (Option to use Woodilee Road to avoid steps)
↑ Straight Ahead Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path up steps to car park
Turn Right → Strathkelvin Car Park access to exit car park
↑ Straight Ahead Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path across Woodilee Road opposite car park access
Fork Right ↗ Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path at Y-junction in path
↑ Straight Ahead Parkview Court at end of path
↑ Straight Ahead Sports Centre Car Park and then turn left and fork right towards front of Sports Centre
↖ Fork Left Woodhead Park path in front of Sports Centre
Fork Right ↗ Woodhead Park after tennis courts
Turn Right → Industry Street at end of path
← Turn Left ramp down to Parliament Road before corner in road
↑ Straight Ahead Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path cross Parliament Road to path opposite foot of ramp
Turn Right → Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path cross bridge over Luggie Water
↖ Fork Left Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path at Skate Park
↖ Fork Left Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path down to bridge across Luggie Water
Turn Right → Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path after bridge across Luggie Water
← Turn Left Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path cross bridge across Luggie Water
Turn Right → Strathkelvin Peter D Stirling Road after bridge across Luggie Water
↖ Fork Left Strathkelvin Strathkelvin Railway Path turn left at Hillhead Roundabout then immediately turn right to join path between shops
↑ Straight Ahead 755 Strathkelvin Railway Path cross Kilsyth Road and go up steps to path
↑ Straight Ahead 755 Strathkelvin Railway Path at Campsie Road crossing
↖ Fork Left 755 Strathkelvin Railway Path after crossing Glazert Water in Lennoxtown
↖ Fork Left 755 Strathkelvin Railway Path at Newbridge road crossing, path continues a little to the left on other side of road
← Turn Left A891 Strathblane Road at end of path
Finish A81 Glasgow Road in Strathblane

To head to Blanefield turn right at the mini-roundabout, onto the A81, or to head along the unofficial cycle routes to Mugdock and Milngavie or Balmore and Kirkintilloch turn left at the mini-roundabout, onto the A81, then first right into Dumbrock Road, first left into Old Mugdock Road and go up the hill.

Website by Andy Preece