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. Unfortunately, part of the path into Kilsyth is very rough and rocky, so could do with some improvement.
Map of route
|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|
|↖ Fork Left||ramp||at main road bridge, to avoid steps|
|Fork Right ↗||car park||cross Airdrie Road at crossing and cut through the car park|
|↑ Straight Ahead||West Burnside Street||past shops|
|Finish||Main Street||in Kilsyth|
Once in Kilsyth, you may wish to tackle the Tak-Ma-Doon Road, in which case turn left onto Main Street, right at the end onto Kingston Road, 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.