GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Glasgow Canal Walk

9 miles (14 km)

This waterside walk takes you along the Forth and Clyde Canal from the centre of Glasgow to Clydebank. The walk runs for about 9 miles along a flat path, passing a number of locks and the Kelvin Aqueduct. At the end of the walk you can catch the train back to Glasgow.
The walk starts from the canal basin at Port Dundas and follows the canal north west, passing Firhill Park and Ruchill Park. At Maryhill you turn west towards Netherton, passing the Kelvin Aqueduct on the way. The navigable aqueduct carries theForth and Clyde Canalover theRiver Kelvin.
You continue through Blairdardie, Old Drumchapel and Linnvale before coming to Clydebank. In the town you can enjoy views of the River Clyde and visit the Clyde Shopping Centre which incorporates a bridge over theForth and Clyde Canal.
To extend the walk you can continue to Bowling where the canal terminates. Heading east from Glasgow will take you to Falkirk at the other end of the canal.
Also of interest is the popular Kelvin Walkway which follows the River Kelvin from Milngavie to the Glasgow Heliport on the River Clyde. You can pick up the trail at the Kelvin Aqueduct on the canal.

Glasgow Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Glasgow Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Port Dundas - - 494597

Port Dundas

Port Dundas canal basin - - 421816

Port Dundas canal basin

Canal - - 494264


Forth and Clyde Canal - - 1515104

Forth and Clyde Canal

Forth and Clyde Canal - - 468612

Forth and Clyde Canal

Lock 26 - - 1397747

Lock 26

Forth and Clyde Canal - - 1397765

Forth and Clyde Canal

Forth and Clyde Canal, Clydebank - - 515436

Forth and Clyde Canal, Clydebank

GPS Files

GPX File

Glasgow Canal Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Glasgow Canal Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')