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. Unfortunately, part of the path into Kilsyth is very rough and rocky, so could do with some improvement.

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
↖ 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.

Website by Andy Preece