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The entrance to Palacerigg Country Park, where Cumbernauld's cycle route 1 starts. There are no signs for the Cumbernauld cycle network within the park, although there is a map (see #102067).

The presumed shared-use footway alongside the road up to Palacerigg Country Park doesn't have a dropped kerb opposite Tannoch Road, making it difficult to join from the side road.

How can anyone trust signage like this? See further comments at #70290.

The Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 1 turns along this path to Craigmarloch, but there's no dropped kerb at the entrance. The 'No Through Road' sign could do with an 'except cycles' plate.

Route signs outside Croy station. Not facing those exiting the station via either exit. 'Town Centre' refers to Cumbernauld.

The ramp between the footbridge and forecourt at Cumbernauld station. This forms part of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 1, although there are 'Cyclists Dismount' signs (see #80517 and #67691).

Sign for routes 1e and 1f pointing the wrong way. Signs for route 1 are only visible to those already on this route and not to those arriving on routes 1e and 1f. Route 1 is routed via the ramp between the bridge and Cumbernauld station, ... [more]

I never noticed on my last visit that Route 1 goes straight on here (note sign in #80515 just visible at top of steps), and not via the Carbrain Gully route. The steps have a ramp around them to the side.

Route 1 sign in Carbrain. The steps up ahead have a ramp around the side.

Route 1 sign in Carbrain, at end of new street.

Route 1 from Auchinstarry to Croy and Cumbernauld starts with a gate.

The northern end of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 1 at Auchinstarry.

Another ambiguous route sign, and if it wasn't for the 'End of Route' sign being visible at the top of the ramp, it would appear the route continued through the car park.

An ambiguous route sign that doesn't make it clear whether route 1 is up the hill or through the car park.

The path alongside the canal is muddy in places, and is obstructed by a gate.

The path reaches the Forth & Clyde Canal, and turns towards Auchinstarry.

The asphalt gives way to this loose rocky surface on the slope down towards Nether Croy.

So if you are following the cycle route to Auchinstarry, you need to ignore this sign for Auchinstarry, since it is for walkers only.

Most of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network has an asphalt surface, but not the section between Croy and Auchinstarry. The cage at this barrier has a muddy puddle at the bottom.

The route of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 1 through Croy is on-road, but goes off-road to get to Auchinstarry, crossing the Antonine Wall.

Traffic-calming by chicane in Croy on Cumbernauld Cycle Route 1.

Route signs that have been twisted around so they are not facing on-coming users. Routes 1 and 1b part company here.

A route sign for cycle route 1. No mention of routes 1a or 1b that we saw back at #70711. Have we missed the turnoff?

Welcome to Cumbernauld! Some of the route signs have been twisted round a bit, so it is not obvious which route they point to at the crossroads of paths. Routes 1a and 1b are signed from here, but do not reappear on the signs until they bra ... [more]

The cycle route goes past some back doors to get to St Mungo's church.

Routes 1 and 3 continue together through the Cumbernauld town centre car parks.

Once across the footbridge from the car park, it's back onto the Cumbernauld path network, but this sign seems a bit confused. According to the council map I have, route 1 to Croy and route 3 to Ravenswood is left, route 3 to Cumbernauld Gl ... [more]

The footway goes around the edge of the car park, but it is easier to cut across the empty space to get to the Linkbridge lobby. Just watch the sloping kerbs.

The cycle route appears to be signed along the narrow footway around the outside of the rooftop car park, but there seemed to be no good reason not to cut across the half empty space rather than annoy the people outside the pub.

Once over the Linkbridge, the cycle route goes through a lobby. You need to slow right down for the automatic doors.

The lift at the end of the Linkbridge over Central Way. Not a convenient route for a group ride!

The cycle route goes into a lift to get up to the Linkbridge across Central Way.

Route sign for routes 1 and 3. Route crosses road at the crossing on the left, then goes around the end of the car park to the right before going back across to the left to join the path down the hill behind the lamppost next to the crossin ... [more]

Nearly there! The path nears Cumbernauld town centre.

Grade-separated paths!

The step-free path to Cumbernauld town centre.

Barriers across the path. The steps up ahead have a ramp around them, but the route via the Carbrain Gully to the right is a more attractive route for cycling, and they both lead to the town centre.

Cumbernauld's cycle route 1 crosses the road here, but the dropped kerbs are not opposite each other.

Route sign for cycle route 1 directing cyclists down the complex ramp at the railway station (which has 'Cyclists Dismount' signs here and at #67691), and the starting sign for routes 1e and 1f. It may be better to start the route outside t ... [more]

Sign for cycle route 1 at the new bridge over the railway. The path on the right goes to one of the platforms at Cumbernauld Station.

Route signs for route 1 up the hill to Palacerigg Country Park.

The route sign for the turn into Kelvin Road North is positioned on the far side of the triangular junction, so cannot be seen properly until it is too late to turn. It also says Cumbernauld Station is 1 3/4 miles away, when it is nearer 1/ ... [more]

Route 1 takes the path from the industrial estate towards the railway station.

Poor transition between path and roadway, and the footway has a completely superfluous step.

Route signs all pointing 90 degrees away from the correct direction for each.

Damaged route sign pointing slightly downwards in Cumbernauld town centre. [In this photo https://flic.kr/p/oUftnt the signs point in different directions.]

Cumbernauld's cycle route 1 uses the bypass ramp to get around the steps to the underpass beneath North Carbrain Road.

The reverse of #70290, in the centre of the Craiglinn Interchange roundabout.

A total mess! It appears that all 6 signs for this triangular junction at Craiglinn Interchange have been put on the one pole, at one corner of the junction, and the signs have been twisted around to point in random directions. (Reverse see ... [more]

Does cycle route 1 head up here? [It does, see #70623.] No other cycle signs about. Not knowing where it went, I gave up following the route and continued on elsewhere.

Cumbernauld's cycle route 1 turns right here, at Cumbernauld railway station. No destination named for either direction. The roadway is one way.

An underpass beneath South Carbrain Road, part of Cumbernauld's cycle route 1, and leading to Cumbernauld railway station, plus a sign about step-free access pointing to a road crossing. Note pedestrian walking along road with no footway.

Signage for Cumbernauld's cycle route 1, and walking information for the town centre.

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