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Cycle parking, steps and a ramp at the new Panure Gate entrance to the Claypits Local Nature Reserve. The boardwalk leads along the side of the canal and connects to the new bridge at #153304.

The new bridge across the canal at the Claypits Local Nature Reserve is now open.

The new bridge to the Claypits nature reserve nearing completion.

Someone using Lochburn Road to gain access to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath towards Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch. The car driver made a sharp stop. Construction work has now started on a new bridge across the canal at Stockingfield Junc ... [more]

Construction work has started on a new bridge at Stockingfield canal junction, to remove the need to go down to Lochburn Road to cross the canal.

The canal path branching off from the path between Campbell Street and Lochburn Road. Work has just commenced on building a new bridge at Stockingfield canal junction, which will remove the need to go down to Lochburn Road to cross the cana ... [more]

Bad tree root damage to the path between Campbell Street and Lochburn Road, and no access from Sandbank Drive where there is also a flytipping problem.

Despite the council providing cycle signage at the canal access path at Campbell Street, the nearest dropped kerb is someone's driveway.

Claypits Nature Reserve bridge under construction over the Forth & Clyde Canal. There is a rough path to get around the side of the worksite.

Claypits Nature Reserve bridge under construction over the Forth & Clyde Canal.

A kerb to bump on the way from the Forth & Clyde Canal path access to the toucan crossing across Maryhill Road and path up towards Duncruin Street.

A new bridge taking shape in the Claypits nature reserve.

A new ramp is to be constructed here, linking the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, together with the new bridge to the Claypits nature reserve, to Garscube Road.

A new bridge being constructed across the Forth & Clyde Canal at Firhill.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal The sign on the railing pleads for cyclists to dismount to go through the narrow cobbled tunnel.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal beneath.

One month since I was attacked on the Grand Canal bike path. Today I walked to where it happened (at daytime, with many others around) for a reconciliation of sorts, and looks like we're back to "normal". The gate is locked, waiting for its ... [more]

No dropped kerb at this entrance to the path alongside the canal in Thorne, only at the one a little further along at #112658.

A dropped kerb at this entrance to the path alongside the canal in Thorne, but not at the other at #112659.

Approaching the end of the shared-use path alongside the canal in Thorne, and another 'Cyclists Dismount' sign coming into view.

An A-frame barrier on the canal path across from Thorne.

A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign for a small bridge in the shared-use path alongside the canal in Thorne.

A shared-use path alongside the canal in Thorne.

A shared-use path alongside the canal in Thorne.

Canalside in Thorne.

Canalside in Thorne.

Towpath diversion signs on the Ashton Canal.

'No Cycling', 'Slow' and 'Beware of Pedestrians' at a cluttered corner on the Ashton Canal. Not built for cycling, so important that the road network is adapted instead.

Opened by the Secretary of State for the Environment, but not a public right of way over the bridge.

'No Cycling', 'Slow' and 'Beware of Pedestrians' at a blind corner on the Ashton Canal path. Not really built for cycling.

A bike locked to a sign next to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at the end of Gas Street in Skipton. This may be to avoid taking it over the stepped footbridge across the canal to the bus station and town centre.

A couple of bicycles on the roof of a barge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Skipton.

Looking east along the Calder & Hebble Navigation at Brighouse.

The Calder & Hebble Navigation towpath at the Anchor Bridge.

Looking along the Calder & Hebble Navigation in Brighouse.

The ramp from Station Road onto the towpath of the Calder & Hebble Navigation at Mirfield.

A ramp down from Station Road onto the Calder & Hebble Navigation towpath at Mirfield.

Transport options in Bingley.

A Code of Conduct sign on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Information on the Three Rise Locks in Bingley.

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath approaching the Three Rise Locks in Bingley. The path is quite steep here for a short distance. Half way up the locks, a ramped footbridge leads across the dual carriageway to Keighley Road in Bingley.

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath in Bingley. Actually quite noisy due to the dual carriageway over the wall.

Airedale Greenway signs on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Bingley, but watch out for that branch!

Airedale Greenway signage at the overgrown ramp to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath in Clydebank.

The access ramp from the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, but nothing on the signpost to say so.

Access onto canal towpath is blocked now due to overgrown vegetation. This was left as a promised legacy from the path improvements scheme . The path was left as an alternative to a more expensive but more direct access from the Watersmeet ... [more]

Signage at the Kelpies, at the last proper bridge across this section of the canal.

Unfinished trenching work at the Kelpies Marina.

Signage at the Kelpies Marina. The destinations across the canal can only be reached by crossing the lock gate in the background, or by going back to the bridge near the Kelpies car park.

Signage at the Kelpies Marina.

The Forth & Clyde Canal and towpath looking east. The van at the locks was parked right across the path.

A barrier at the Cumbernauld Road bridge and crossing on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, but no asphalt for the bypass gap.

An 'End of Cycle Route' sign on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath near the Falkirk Wheel, but which cycle route is it that ends here? NCN754 continues to Clydebank. The ramp to the right leads to the Falkirk Wheel North Car Park.

The Forth & Clyde Canal, with the Falkirk Wheel just out of sight off to the right.

The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath and garden at Bonnybridge.

The swingbridge at Bonnybridge on the Forth & Clyde Canal.

An access ramp and a barrier (with a BMX style bypass) on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

Anonymous off-ramp from the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to the Carmuirs Park football ground car park.

Signs for destinations on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath. A steep path next to the ruin leads down to Donald's Quay and to a path from there to The Saltings nature reserve.

The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath is now in a reasonable shape, but the path to Beardmore Street only gets worse as it goes on!

Access to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath over the lifting bridge at Farm Road.

A choice of routes to Glasgow, and a map. It just needs a 'You Are Here' arrow.

The cycle counter in Clydebank hasn't been working the last few times I've passed.

Canalside signage in Clydebank.

I've never worked out if these strips are badly installed drainage (for the boggy grass to the right), or anti-cycling rumble strips. A swimming contest can be seen in the background.

There is an unmarked speed hump either side of the Cleveden Road bridge on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, which are quite hard to spot if you don't know they are there.

A connection between Netherton Road and the Forth & Clyde Canal, with damaged sign, mud, and a chicane barrier.

Leighton Buzzard

Cycle routes signs: Left Town centre 5 mins 🚲(6) Right Grove Lock 🚲5 mins Away Mentmore Road schools 2 mins Groverbury Road Industrial Estate 2 mins

Audax (cycling related boat name)

Towpath near Tring Wharf on the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union canal.

Wildlife on the Wendover arm towpath

Grand Union towpath near Tring

Bowling Basin at the end of the Forth & Clyde Canal. A few bikes tied up near boats, and some empty stands around the place.

Rental bikes (in mid-winter) at a canal marina

Wheeldon Mill bottom lock looking south

The start of the Chesterfield Canal

Quaternions i^2 = j^2 = k^2 = ijk = -1 This is the bridge where mathematician William Rowan Hamilton had the inspiration to unravel a problem he'd been thinking on for a while. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broom_Bridge

Towpath cycleway

Manchester Rochdale Canal bridge over canal at lock gate position

Irwell lock a rare water craft on the ship canal

Sale Trafford access to the canal path needs widening here

A barrier on the track up to the Union Canal.

The towpath on the Forth & Clyde Canal merges into the footway of the adjacent road at Lock 16. Signage includes directions to the Union Canal, although the route is just along the main road.

The path on the other side of the Forth & Clyde Canal from the main towpath. I assume the 'Cyclists Dismount' sign up ahead means that cycling is allowed along this path.

The path on the other side of the Forth & Clyde Canal. The main towpath is across the water.

The Westburn Avenue shared-use footway crosses Westburn Avenue to get to the signalled crossing on Glenfuir Road and the bridge over the canal to the main towpath. The footway widening doesn't quite make it to the end of the shared footway.

Water street near Victoria and Albert Hotel funky drawbridge is quite fun though, when you cycle over it, it tips! But it no longer leads anywhere. https://twitter.com/SalfordMH/status/1028034123611418627 Hopefully this bridge will lead to ... [more]

New bridge over Bridgewater Canal on Vicars Hall Lane Bootstown Worsley https://twitter.com/BridgewaterWay/status/956556384149168129 this link shows the construction of the bridge .

Walton Park Sale Trafford a new path is created as a useful link to the canal avoiding the car park and the busy path near the canal on the opposite side of the Walton Centre, This will have helped to achieve the green flag award http://www ... [more]

A desire line path used to avoid the gate at #101562

A desire line path used to avoid the gate at #101562

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