The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies

Introduction to Walk 1557

Photo from the walk - The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies

County/Area - Falkirk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 150 feet / 45 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This Falkirk walk connects the two modern attractions in the area - The Falkirk Wheel and the Falkirk Kelpies. The route follows the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet 349 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 65 BUY MAP

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

General Information

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Accommodation Nearby

Reserve Apartments
Edinburgh
21.8 miles / 34.8 km away
The Royal Hotel
Comrie
26.6 miles / 42.5 km away
The Cottage
Drymen
28.1 miles / 45.0 km away
Rosebank House
Strathyre, Perthshire
30.9 miles / 49.5 km away

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NOTE - all distances are "as the crow flies"

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