GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Monkland Canal

2 miles (3.2 km)

This walk follows the old Monkland Canal from Coatbridge to Drumpellier Country Park.
The walk starts in Coatbridge just to south of the train station at the Bank Street Basin. Here you can pick up a walking and cycling trail heading west for about 2 miles to the country park. It's an easy and pleasant walk with waterside sections in the park. You can extend the walk by exploring the 500 acres of lowland heath, mixed woodlands, lochs and open grassland in the expansive park.


ML5 1AW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Monkland Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Monkland Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west and you can enjoy some pleasant waterside cycling and walking trails along Hillend Reservoir. The reservoir was established between 1797 and 1799 when the North Calder Water was dammed to supply water for the Monkland Canal. The loch still supplies water to theForth & Clyde Canaland the remains of theMonkland Canal.



Home Farm Bridge

Bank Street Basin in Coatbridge - - 1811262

Bank Street Basin in Coatbridge

Merryston bridge - - 1920111

Merryston bridge

Monkland Canal, Drumpellier Country Park - - 127544

Monkland Canal, Drumpellier Country Park

Monkland Canal, near Cuilhill - - 1856444

Monkland Canal, near Cuilhill


Looking east from Blair Road along buried section under King Street

Drumpellier Home Farm bridge - MonklandCanal

Drumpellier Home Farm bridge


Tow path view at Drumpellier


GPS Files

GPX File

Monkland Canal.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Monkland Canal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)