GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Glasgow to Balloch Loch Lomond

21 miles (34 km)

This ride takes you from the city of Glasgow to the village of Balloch in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The route runs for just over 20 miles, using a largely traffic free section of National Cycle Network Route 7. It's a fairly flat ride taking you along the Clyde River, the Forth and Clyde Canal and finally through the lovely scenery of the Vale of Leven. As such it's a great way to reach the shores of Loch Lomond using your steam.
The route starts near Argyle Street Station and the cathedral, on the River Clyde in Glasgow. From here you can pick up a riverside path called the Clyde Walkway which will take you west along the Clyde to Clydebank. The trail continues west along the Forth and Clyde Canal to Dumbarton where you turn north to follow a nice trail along the River Leven into Balloch.
To extend the ride you can continue along the signed NCN path through Balloch Castle Country Park to Caldarven Loch and Drymen.

Glasgow to Balloch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Glasgow to Balloch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Clyde Arc

Clyde Arc, Glasgow

New housing block on River Clyde - geograph.org.uk - 148898

New housing block on River Clyde

Clydebank from across the Clyde - geograph.org.uk - 482879

Clydebank from across the Clyde

Dumbarton Road Bridge, Dalmuir - geograph.org.uk - 731875

Dumbarton Road Bridge, Dalmuir

Forth and Clyde Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1472499

Forth and Clyde Canal

Forth and Clyde Canal Bowling Basin - geograph.org.uk - 537118

Forth and Clyde Canal Bowling Basin

Bonhill Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 952184

Bonhill Bridge

Balloch Castle grounds looking to Loch Lomond. - geograph.org.uk - 207058

Balloch Castle grounds looking to Loch Lomond.

GPS Files

GPX File

Glasgow to Balloch.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Glasgow to Balloch.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)