Unofficial Cycle Routes - Carluke to Airdrie & Coatbridge

Website by Andy Preece

This route connects Carluke to the Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 75 in Petersburn, mainly using minor roads. The route takes in the countryside to the east of Wishaw and Airdrie, and passes close to the landmark Kirk o'Shotts church and Black Hill transmitter mast. From Petersburn the Sustrans route gives access to Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Map of route

Direction Route Name Comment
Start Carluke Station in Carluke
Head to exit Carluke Station car park
Turn Right → Station Road
Turn Right → A73 Kirkton Street at end of road
← 1st left James Street
← Turn left John Street at end of road
↑ Straight Ahead A721 Chapel Street at roundabout
↑ Straight Ahead Chapel Street at roundabout
↑ Straight Ahead Belstane Road road changes name
Fork Right ↗ unnamed road following main road, at Castlehill Road junction
Turn Right → unnamed road at North Lanarkshire boundary past Hyndshaw, to head for Watsonhead
↖ Fork Left unnamed road across Mill Road crossroads, to head for Bonkle
← Turn Left unnamed road into Bonkle
Turn Right → A71 unnamed road at end of road
← 1st Left Church Road into Bonkle
Turn Right → Allanton Road at end of road
← 1st Left Murdostoun Road
↑ Straight Ahead Muiredge & Jersy Road at Foulburn Road crossroads
← 3rd Left Manse Road after Jersay
Turn Right → B7066 Hirst Road at end of road
← 1st Left Duntilland Road across M8 motorway bridge and start climbing
↖ Fork Left Stepends Road at end of road, after passing Black Hill mast
Fork Right ↗ Roughrigg Road following main road, at junction with abandoned track
Turn Right → Craigens Road at Moffat Mills roundabout
← 1st Left North Calder Heritage Trail at kissing gate shortly after roundabout
← Turn Left North Calder Heritage Trail after crossing river
Fork Right ↗ North Calder Heritage Trail at path junction
Fork Right ↗ Islay where path goes up to houses
← Turn Left Varnsdorf Way at end of road
2nd Right → Glen Road
↑ Straight Ahead Bankhead Avenue at Petersburn Road crossroads
← 3rd Left 75 Willow Drive at crossroads
← 1st Left 75 Craigneuk Avenue at shops
Finish 75A73 Carlisle Road in Airdrie

Once on National Cycle Network Route 75 follow the signs which lead to the cycle path for Airdrie, Coatbridge and Glasgow. Be very careful if you do not know the Sustrans route in this area, since there are many poorly signed junctions where you can lose the route. Continue following the route to get to Coatbridge. From Coatbridge it is possible to follow the unofficial cycle routes to Baillieston and Glasgow.

Website by Andy Preece