GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Airdrie to Bathgate Cycle Path

13 miles (21 km)

This shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway from Airdrie to Bathgate in North Lanarkshire. The route runs for about 14 miles along a good surfaced path.
You start of in Airdrie at Drumgelloch Station and head east to the attractive Hillend Reservoir. The trail runs along the southern side of the water before passing Garrieston, Blackridge, Westcraigs Hill, Armadale and Polkemmet Country Park. The trail finishes in Bathgate on the western side of the town near the train station.

Airdrie to Bathgate Cycle Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Airdrie to Bathgate Cycle Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south of the trail near Hillend Reservoir you could visit Forrestburn Reservoir and Roughrigg Reservoir where there's a circular walk along the grassy paths of the old railway track.


Bathgate to Airdrie railway - - 1074254

Bathgate to Airdrie railway The trackbed beside the Hillend Reservoir. At the time it was used as part of the national cycle network. In October 2008 the cycle path was closed to allow reconstruction of the railway. Eventually the cyclepath will be reopened beside the restored railway.

Bathgate- Airdrie railway cycle path - - 846045

Looking eastwards towards Mosshouse. The railway is due to reopen soon and the cycle path will close for a few years while the tracks are relaid. It is planned to restore the cycle route.

Airdrie - Bathgate railway, Netherhouses - - 844851

Netherhouses. The surrounding farmland and former industrial land has been planted with trees.

Hillend Reservoir - - 222536

Hillend Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

Airdrie to Bathgate Cycle Path.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Airdrie to Bathgate Cycle Path.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)