GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Falkirk Wheel to Kelpies Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

This walk visits two of the major highlights on the Forth and Clyde Canal in central Scotland. The route runs for just over 4 miles along the flat canal towpath.
The walk starts at the car park at the Falkirk Wheel in Falkirk. The striking boat lift connects the Forth and Clyde Canalwith theUnion Canal.After circling the wheel cross the canal on the footbridge and you can pick up the towpath on the north side of the water. Follow the trail east and it will take you past Summerford, Lock Sixteen, Grahamston and Mungalend before coming to the Kelpies. The impressive sculptures are 30 metres high depicting shape-shifting water spirits that resemble horses. They are located at the point where the canal meets with the River Carron near Grangemouth.


FK1 4RS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Falkirk Wheel to Kelpies Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Falkirk Wheel to Kelpies Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near the start you can take a small detour to visit Callendar Park, just south of Falkirk. The 14th century French chateau styled house is surrounded by lovely parkland and woodland with a fascinating museum and a Roman Antonine Wall to see.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Falkirk Wheel - - 2574725

Falkirk Wheel 1

Falkirk Wheel - - 2574690

Falkirk Wheel 2

The Kelpies At Christmas (geograph 5636104)

The Kelpies At Christmas

The Kelpies and the Forth and Clyde Canal (geograph 4978728)

The Kelpies and the Forth and Clyde Canal

Forth and Clyde Canal - - 1938444

Forth and Clyde Canal

Sculpture, Camelon (geograph 5769108)

Sculpture, Camelon

Bainsford Bridge lock - - 62156

Bainsford Bridge lock

New lock, Forth and Clyde Canal. - - 62154

New lock, Forth & Clyde Canal. A lock on the new route up from the River Carron.


GPS Files

GPX File

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