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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

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

A nicely laid path leads to a gate so consequently nobody uses it and the grass is being down by desire line paths at a number of locations . These could have been avoided by making this path the desire line simply by NOT having a gate.

Sale Trafford Walton Park Access from Bridgewater Canal Not great and worse still they are pointed at the top corners. Compare with the St Werburgh's Tram stop rounded corners. #99646 twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1006618915261337600

UPDATE 12TH AUG ****These bikes have been removed presumably by the dredgers from Bridgewater Canal Company****Sale Trafford . A number of metal items mostly bicycles dredged from the canal. Includes a Mobike

'Cyclists Dismount' for going under the bridge with poor sightlines at Camelon Road. Why not just 'go slowly'?

'Cyclists Dismount' for going under the bridge with poor sightlines at Camelon Road. Why not just 'go slowly'?

The way to avoid the steps at #101523 is to take the A9 road bridge across the railway, and the HArTT cycle route appears to do just that. However, there is no evidence that the narrow footway is legal for shared use, and the provision ... [more]

As with #101515 the railway blocks progress along the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, and a flight of steps provides the connection to the adjacent A9 road bridge.

On the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath approaching the railway and steps at #101515.

The immediate way around the blockage in #101515 is to use this flight of steps up to the A9 bridge to cross the railway. The alternative is to use the road approach to the bridge to avoid the steps.

The railway crosses the canal here and blocks the towpath. There are steps up to an adjacent road bridge to the right (see #101516).

The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath has LED catseyes on this section in Falkirk.

A short section on-road at Bankside to avoid the steps in #101138.

A cyclist arrives in Leeds after a trip along the Trans-Penine Trail from Wortley. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wortley_Hall

The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at the junction with the ramp up to the A9 bridge, and with the Kelpies in the background.

The Union Canal towpath approaching the Falkirk Tunnel.

Inside the Union Canal's Falkirk Tunnel.

Looking inside the Union Canal's Falkirk Tunnel. A sign back at #101156 advises dismounting. I wouldn't disagree. This end of the tunnel is quite wet, so can be slippery.

The Union Canal towpath approaching the Falkirk Tunnel, with some curious people looking in.

A route sign on the Union Canal, with four directions indicated: Union Canal eastbound (via Falkirk Tunnel) Union Canal westbound (Falkirk Wheel) Falkirk High station Dirt path to Slamannan Road (part of the HArTT cycle route, #103474) ... [more]

A route sign on the Union Canal, with four directions indicated: Union Canal eastbound (via Falkirk Tunnel, sign hidden behind post) Union Canal westbound (Falkirk Wheel) Falkirk High station Dirt path to Slamannan Road (part of the HAr ... [more]

New cycle parking in a new car park for Falkirk High station. But 'Cyclists Dismount' on the ramp down to the Union Canal. See also #101153.

A "Cyclists Dismount" sign for a flight of steps. It may be better to direct cyclists via the road crossing (see #101513).

A steep access ramp to the Union Canal towpath, although there's not much that could be done to reduce the gradient without a big budget.

A barrier hindering access to the National Cycle Network, near the Kelvin Aqueduct.

One route sign has two poles and is pointing the right way, but one of the signs sharing lamppost is pointing the wrong way. Plus a rather messy path junction.

Is Bowling over the bridge? No.

A pole minus its signs. Now just Sustrans stickers.

Signs pointing in random directions on the path linking the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to Duntreath Avenue and Great Western Road.

A path linking the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to Duntreath Avenue.

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath between Yoker and Whitecrook.

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at Whitecrook.

A very poor access ramp between the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath and Glendinning Road.

A signed link to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, but unsurfaced and overgrown. Not the same link as shown in #100262.

An unsurfaced link to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath from the end of a residential part of Netherton Road. See also #100261.

A canal towpath access path, unsigned, and comprising just a dirt path. Why is this not surfaced to the same standard as the main path?

A27 bridge over Chichester Canal.

Car parking at the entrance to the Monkland Canal towpath. One more and access to the kissing gate (beyond car) becomes very tricky.

A couple more barriers across the canal towpath.

A couple of barriers across the canal towpath.

The towpath under Bishops Bridge Road, Paddington Basin

Stepped access only from Bishops Bridge Road to the towpath

Security advice on the new cycle stands at the bridge to the Murano Street student halls complex.

New cycle stands at the bridge to the Murano Street student halls complex, with CCTV coverage, and a forgiving kerb!

New cycle stands at the bridge to the Murano Street student halls complex.

Sale Trafford on Bridewater canal Bridgewater Way cycle route NCN82 Bizarrely the Bridgewtaer Canal Company have placed no cycling signs saying please dismount. See also #97666 This is a shared path for cyclists and walkers voted for and p ... [more]

Sale Timperley border in Trafford Greater Manchester on Bridewater canal Bridgewater Way cycle route NCN82 . Bizarrely the Bridgewtaer Canal Company have placed no cycling signs saying please dismount. See also #97668 This is a shared path ... [more]

Site of a swing bridge by Droitwich Canal towpath.

Droitwich Canal towpath.

Droitwich Canal towpath.

Ramp between street and canal level.

Towpath beside the canal in Leicester.

Shropshire Union Canal and ramp to Tarvin Road, Chester

Tarvin Road, Chester, England

Shropshire Union canal, Chester, near Egerton Street

Northgate Lock sign By the Shropshire Union canal as it passes under St Martin's Viaduct, Chester, England

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