Unofficial Cycle Routes - Glasgow to Cumbernauld

Website by Andy Preece

This route starts from George Square in Glasgow and heads out through Sighthill and Robroyston into the countryside, passing through Auchinloch en route to Cumbernauld. From Cumbernauld it is possible to return to Glasgow along the Glasgow City Council cycle route. See also the unofficial cycle route to Bishopbriggs which shares the first part of this route and the link from the West End via Woodside. The route also links with the unofficial cycle route from Twechar, through Mollinsburn to Coatbridge and Drumpellier Country Park.

Use this path through St Rollox Retail Park Cycle lanes on Wallacewell Road

Map of route

Direction Route Name Comment
Start George Square in Glasgow
Head North North Hanover Street up the hill
↑ Straight Ahead A804 Kyle Street at Dobbie's Loan traffic signals
↖ Fork Left Cumbernauld North Wallace Street at bend into Baird Street
↑ Straight Ahead Cumbernauld footbridge over M8 motorway
Fork Right ↗ Sighthill path to Sighthill the dual path over hill
↑ Straight Ahead Sighthill footbridge over Pinkston Road
↑ Straight Ahead Sighthill path through Sighthill curving right following cycle route signs
↖ Fork Left path to Springburn Road at Pinkston Drive crossing
Turn Right → path through St Rollox Retail Park cross Springburn Road at crossing, and continue into retail park
← Turn Left Turner Road at end of path
Turn Right → Petershill Road at end of road
← Turn Left Red Road at mini-roundabout
↖ Fork Left Broomfield Road at mini-roundabout
1st Right → Wallacewell Road along cycle lanes
Turn Right → Standburn Road at end of road, and again at second junction
← 1st Left path into housing estate immediately turn left onto path from road and left again onto path around houses
← 1st Left footbridge over stream cross bridge
1st Right → path past houses after bridge
Turn Right → Brookfield Drive at end of path
↖ Fork Left Brookfield Drive at roundabout
↑ Straight Ahead Robroyston Road at 2 further roundabouts
↑ Straight Ahead Langmuirhead Road at Wallace's Well
Turn Right → Langmuirhead Road following main road through Auchinloch
Turn Right → B757 Stepps Road at end of road
← 1st Left Burnbrae Road
Turn Right → Muckcroft Road at end of road
3rd Right → unnamed road where road veers left
Turn Right → unnamed road at end of road
← Turn Left Mollins Road at end of road
1st Right → Orchardton Road
← Turn Left Westfield Road at end of road
1st Right → Westfield Drive
3rd Right → Inchwood Road
Fork Right ↗ path to footbridge over M80 motorway just after mild S-bend in road
↑ Straight Ahead footbridge over M80 motorway look for the mast of the bridge
↑ Straight Ahead Kirk Place
← Turn Left Cumbernauld Main Street, Condorrat at end of road
Fork Right ↗ Main Street, Condorrat at second mini-roundabout
↑ Straight Ahead Condorrat Ring Road continuation of road
Fork Right ↗ Condorrat Ring Road at mini-roundabout
← 1st Left 2 Avonhead Road
← 2nd Left 2 Avonhead Road at end of road
1st Right → 2 footbridge over A73 dual carriageway next to school
↑ Straight Ahead 2 path past Greenfaulds High School
Turn Right → 2 path to Waverley Crescent at end of path
← Turn Left 2 path to Lammermoor Drive at corner of road
↑ Straight Ahead 2 Lammermoor Drive
Turn Right → 2 path to another part of Lammermoor Drive at end of road
← Turn Left 2 path through underpass beneath Greenfaulds Road behind house
← 1st Left 2 path to North Carbrain Road after underpass
↑ Straight Ahead 2 footbridge over North Carbrain Road turn right up ramp and left across footbridge
↑ Straight Ahead 2 footbridge over Jane's Brae dual carriageway
↑ Straight Ahead 2 path to Cumbernauld Town Centre crossing Hillcrest Avenue twice
Turn Right → McIntosh Way at end of path
↖ Fork Left North Carbrain Road 2nd exit from roundabout
Finish Cumbernauld College in Cumbernauld

Cumbernauld clearly wasn't built for cycling, but by using what paths there are, it is possible to find a route without going on the major roads. However, these paths were built for walking only and are often a bit rubbish for cycling, so take care!

Website by Andy Preece