Unofficial Cycle Routes - Kirkintilloch to Kilsyth

Website by Andy Preece

This route starts from Cowgate in Kirkintilloch Town Centre and heads along the Forth & Clyde Canal to Twechar before branching off onto a riverside path to Kilsyth.

Map of route

Direction Route Name Comment
Start Cowgate in Kirkintilloch
Head Northeast 754 Forth & Clyde Canal towpath towards Falkirk
↑ Straight Ahead 754 Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at Hillhead Road crossing next to swingbridge
↖ Fork Left B8023 unnamed road at Main Street, Twechar, next to swingbridge
← 1st Left unnamed road towards Queenzieburn
1st Right → path to Kilsyth a short distance after junction
↖ Fork Left path to Kilsyth at confluence of Garrel Burn and River Kelvin
← Turn Left path to industrial estate after school at narrow bridge, to avoid steps straight ahead
Turn Right → Garrell Road at end of path
Finish B802 Airdrie Road in Kilsyth

Once in Kilsyth, you may wish to tackle the Tak-Ma-Doon Road, in which case turn left at the roundabout onto Airdrie Road, right at the next roundabout onto Parkfoot Street, then look out for the sign on the left. The steeply graded Tak-Ma-Doon Road leads to Carron Bridge, from where you could continue straight on to Stirling.

Website by Andy Preece