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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!

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.

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.

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

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

Wildlife on the Wendover arm towpath

Grand Union towpath near Tring

On the towpath Location: , Fen Ditton (England, United Kingdom)

On the towpath Location: , Fen Ditton (England, United Kingdom)

View of N67 down towards the canal after joining from Brimington Road.

View of towpath at side of canal exit (on right over low fence) from Mill Bridge heading North

Divergence of TPT (to left) and towpath. Cyclists should go up onto Brimington Road rather than follow the narrow towpath to right.

Convergence of TPT from right onto canal towpath

Towpath junction with footbridge over A61 to Wharf Lane (left) and route over river to right - note the raised access if using a cycle...

TPT Brimington Wharf convergence of towpath and cycle path southbound

Steep ramp from under bridge up to lock at Tapton - cyclists should use alternative route over bridge

Narrow towpath under road bridge at Tapton Lock - hence cyclists detour over road bridge

Towpath under road bridge at Tapton Lock Northbound showing narrow width and blind corner - hence recommendation for cyclists to follow signposted alternative over the road.

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

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.

'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.

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 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.

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.

cyclist on The Big Track (canal towpath), Nottingham

Very tight access to the canal towpath near Nottingham station

New surface

Site of a swing bridge by Droitwich Canal towpath.

Droitwich Canal towpath.

Droitwich Canal towpath.

Towpath beside the canal in Leicester.

Shropshire Union Canal and ramp to Tarvin Road, Chester

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

Taunton towpath

Taunton NCN3 towpath

Taunton NCN3 towpath

Taunton NCN3 towpath puddles

Taunton NCN3 towpath

Taunton towpath

Taunton NCN3 towpath

Taunton NCN3

An extremely narrow section of path along the canal below the Ruchill St bridge. Shameful that something so bad could have been built in modern times!

The canal path goes under a modern road bridge on a very narrow section of path (see #92011), but it is possible to bypass it by going up the ramp to Ruchill St and crossing to rejoin the canal path beyond the bridge.

A barrier with a gap at the side on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

The towpath of the Forth & Clyde Canal is now paved all the way to Glasgow, with the exception of a couple of short sections around bridges.

A narrow path links the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to the end of the road to Banton at Kelvinhead, but has a couple of opening gates across it.

new surface march 2017

Limehouse Cut towpath

Limehouse Cut towpath

Limehouse Basin towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath approaching Commercial Road bridge.

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath with some bike racks

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath - not much clearance in the bridge.

The inclines at locks on this section of Regent's Canal have a brick surface.

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal on a Sunday afternoon - doesn't feel wide enough for how it is used.

Cycle parking on NCN4 Kennet and Avon canal towpath.

NCN4 Kennet and Avon canal towpath.

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