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The HArTT cycle route goes down this steep slope to the Union Canal (see #101156). A new sensibly graded ramp has been built to the right (see #101153).

A barrier on the track up to the Union Canal.

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]

On the left a new ramp up to a car park (see #101153), and on the right the path connecting to the Union Canal.

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 barrier guarding the steep access ramp down to the Union Canal towpath (see #101129) but rather awkward to get even a standard bike through.

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.

New surface

Avon Aqueduct and Cockleroy hill

Avon Aqeduct

Lins Mill Aqueduct https://unioncanalunlocked.org.uk/index.php

Albyn Bing

New drain 2017 https://unioncanalunlocked.org.uk/index.php

Hall Glen Tunnel https://unioncanalunlocked.org.uk/index.php

Used to be Nobel factory. Now TESCO https://unioncanalunlocked.org.uk/index.php

Union canal and John Muir Way

Path from John Muir Way

New surface 2017

Avon Aqueduct

Easy access to the Union Canal in Linlithgow.

Albyn shale bing, Broxburn http://www.scottishshale.co.uk/GazMines/AlbynMine.html

New ramp. May 2017

Alternative path to EICA from Wilkies Basin

Alternative path to EICA

Union canal feeder

New surface 2017

New surface 2017

New surface 2017

New surface 2017

New surface 2017

New surface 2017

Linns Mill aqueduct

Division between second and third stage

new surface march 2017

new surface march 2017

new surface march 2017

new surface march 2017

new surface march 2017

New surface March 2017

New surface Feb 2017

New surface Feb 2017

New surface Feb 2017

New surface Feb 2017

"Santa's Secret Village this way" Location: , Falkirk (Scotland, United Kingdom) Roughcastle Tunnel, Scottish Canals Santa's Secret Village The Falkirk Wheel Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS

tow path

Surface 2016

tow path

tow path

Lots of cycle stands at the Falkirk Wheel Visitors' Centre, but they are spaced far too closely together, making access needlessly difficult. Plenty of room for a more sensible spacing without loss of stands.

NCN 754 Union canal, bridge 19

A short diversion off of the Union Canal towpath due to work on the far side of the bridge.

Many of the bridges on the Union Canal towpath have poor sightlines along the path.

The Union Canal has quite a narrow towpath, requiring users to co-operate to pass each other, which disrupts things like being sociable. Imagine if car users had to travel single file!

Pedalos on the Union Canal at Calder

The sightlines under the bridges are so poor that speed humps and a chicane barrier have been provided on the already narrow Union Canal towpath.

Poor sightlines at bridges on the Union Canal - a common problem right along the canal's length.

The path from Cultins Road joins the Union Canal towpath, which is lit with LED catseyes at this point. No identification of the location is offered to canal users.

The towpath over the Almond Aqueduct is narrow and cobbled, and cyclists are advised to dismount (and here most do)

The Union Canal towpath gets quite muddy when wet

The Bridge Inn at Ratho, near Edinburgh, on the Union Canal

Union Canal, towpath (NCN 754), and access ramp seen from A89 overbridge

Scott Russell Aqueduct Takes the Union Canal and NCN 754 over the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass. Named after the naval engineer John Scott Russell.

Falkirk canal tunnel on the Union Canal (NCN 754)

Permanently flooded path on the Union Canal. Resurfaced and drained in 2017

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