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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).

The HArTT cycle route goes down this track from Slamannan Road to the Union Canal.

Signage for the HArTT cycle route on a bus stop on Slamannan Road.

Someone must have decided this layout was a good idea!

The path towards Slamannan Road and Falkirk High station, with lighting columns placed so they do not obstruct the path.

A new path for the HArTT cycle route, together with waymarker post.

Tiny route signage for the HArTT cycle route. Easy to miss at a turn.

Barriers at Lionthorn Road crossing.

Once the path gets going, it is fine, until the next road crossing.

The nearest dropped kerb to the start of the path to Falkirk High station (see #103464) is on a very narrow section of footway, and together with the barriers makes for a needlessly awkward piece of cycling.

A kerb and barriers across the start of the newly rebuilt path to Falkirk High station. There is a dropped kerb but it's off to the left (see #103465).

The end of Hallglen Terrace and the start of the path through to the Glenburn Road underpass. See also #103233.

Lack of permeability at the end of Parkhead Road in Hallglen. There is a similar step off to the left as well.

The end of the Hallglen cycle path at Hallglen Primary School.

As seen in #103422, the dropped kerb on the Glenburn Road toucan crossing does not cover the full width of the tactiles.

At toucan crossing across Glenburn Road, the dropped kerb covers only about half the width of the tactiles. See close-up view at #103423.

The Hallglen cycle path goes around a bus shelter in New Hallglen Road.

The Hallglen cycle path crosses the spinal path.

The start of around 300 metres of cycle path to Hallglen Primary School from Nevis Place. It crosses the spinal path which doesn't appear to be regarded as a path for cycling.

The underpass beneath New Hallglen Road on the spinal path through Hallglen could do with some TLC.

The spinal path through Hallglen.

The spinal path through Hallglen.

The eastern end of the step-free section of the spinal path right through the northern side of Hallglen.

The path between the southeastern and southwestern parts of Hallglen. See also #103463.

'No Motor Vehicles' over the rebuilt railway bridge at Hallglen, although they'd either have to fit through the underpass at #103230 or come down some steps!

The Glenburn Road underpass, near Beauly Court, could do with a bit of tidying up.

The step-free access continues, but only through the underpass. Other than that, the only other option is onto the carriageway at Beauly Court.

The step-free path through the southeastern part of Hallglen, the opposite end from #103227.

The step-free path across the southeastern part of Hallglen. Although many of the connections seem to have steps. See also #103228.

Land available for a step-free path across to New Hallglen Road and connections to the wider path network.

One of the few step-free connections to the main path through the southeastern part of Hallglen, linking to Glenburn Road.

The John Muir Way heads across to the Union Canal from New Hallglen Road.

The road towards Callendar Woods at New Hallglen Road.

The path from the Westquarter Glen meets up with New Hallglen Road. The nearest sign for the HArTT cycle route is at #102843.

The path alongside the Westquarter Burn suddenly gets rather steep for the climb back up to New Hallglen Road. More like a mountain biking route than a local cycle network route!

A new bridge over the Westquarter Burn for access to a new housing development. Imagine if that sort of money had been spent on the path!

A new bridge for access to a new housing development, crossing the Westquarter Burn and path.

The path alongside the Westquarter Burn.

End of the asphalt as the path heads towards the Westquarter Burn.

A sign for the HArTT cycle route pointing towards Spinkhill (see #103160), but as the old railway bridge was removed (see #103161), a hair-pin bend path has been built up to New Hallglen Road to use its bridge instead. No indications whethe ... [more]

No signs for the HArTT cycle route at the busy Redding Road Roundabout, nor any suggestion that the footway may be shared use. Plenty of space, but just an ordinary narrow footway.

A track that used to lead to a bridge that the HArTT cycle route used to cross the railway line. However, the bridge has been removed, leaving only the New Hallglen Road bridge to cross by. The HArTT cycle route sign at #103163 can be se ... [more]

Tiny signs for the HArTT cycle route below another sign at Spinkhill. Are people really expected to notice these?

No through road, gated access

Signage for the HArTT cycle route on Spinkhill, directing cyclists going to the Helix and Kelpies through the Westquarter Glen.

Steps down into the Westquarter Glen. Maybe next time I'm in the area I'll explore the other options the HArTT cycle route could have taken.

More steps on the path through the Westquarter Glen.

Steps on the path through the Westquarter Glen. Not what you'd expect on a signed cycle route.

A waterfall on the Westquarter Burn. A nice path for a walk, but there's a surprise for cyclists following the signed HArTT cycle route just around the next bend.

The path up the Westquarter Glen.

The path up the Westquarter Glen.

From the bridge across the Westquarter Burn (see #103078), the HArTT cycle route is signed along the lower path along the west bank.

The HArTT cycle route crosses the Westquarter Burn.

The HArTT cycle route turning into the Westquarter Glen proper.

The local path crossing the path to the Westquarter Glen and HArTT cycle route is built to a better standard than the main path.

A sudden change in path surface quality, and it gets worse further on. See also #103074.

The destination sign points to the HArTT cycle route's destinations of Callendar Park and the Falkirk Wheel as being up the path to Ash Grove but the HArTT cycle route badge points right along the path to the Westquarter Glen. See also #103 ... [more]

Really not the end of the cycle route, which continues across the road crossing. If there were special regulations like on a motorway an 'end of cycle path regulations' sign would be appropriate, but it isn't like that.

With all these 'End of Cycle Route' signs, it is difficult to tell where the HArTT route continues!

A decent quality bridge across the Westquarter Burn, and the path up to Polmont Road, both part of the HArTT cycle route.

A good quality of path surface, but it needs a good sweep!

A partially hidden marker post for the HArTT cycle route. You ain't gonna see that from the road!

No dropped kerb for the HArTT cycle route at the end of the path, a very narrow footway, and a busy road to cross. See #103067 for the view the other way.

The HArTT cycle route turns left from Sandy Loan onto Polmont Road, then turns right onto a path (at the sign post) where there isn't even a dropped kerb! No help crossing this busy road. See #103068 for the view in the other direction. ... [more]

Signs for the HArTT cycle route at Polmont Road.

The path into Callendar Woods diverges from the path to Callendar Boulevard.

Why have a straight path alongside the car park?

The cycle lane marking at the end of Callendar Boulevard encourages cycling on the wrong side of the road, just like #101199 at the other end of the road.

The end of Callendar Boulevard and the start of the path to Old Redding Road.

The road surface at the end of Callendar Boulevard is even worse than this photograph! There is a painted cycle lane on the left side of the carriageway, but not the right.

Having left Callendar Woods, the asphalt and signage for the HArTT cycle route return.

The entrance to Callendar Wood, with red marker posts. Or are they just bollards?

A T-junction in Callendar Woods, with a yellow marker post.

A yellow marker post in Callendar Woods.

Working from the map on the Falkirk Helix website, I've decided this must be the junction where the HArTT cycle route turns in all directions, in order to do a loop around Callendar Park in addition to the woods. However, only the yellow wa ... [more]

A crossroads of paths in Callendar Woods, and just a solitary marker post for the John Muir Way. Nothing for the HArTT cycle route.

A 3-way junction in Callendar Woods. As this is meant to be on the HArTT cycle route, I'd expect some sort of route information. The post on the right is for a circular walking/jogging route around the woods from Callendar Park.

An entrance to the Callendar Woods from Kemper Avenue, with a gap to the side of a locked gate.

A route sign for the walking version of the John Muir Way at Falkirk High station. This station entrance has two short flights of steps to get to the eastbound platform, and is not shown on the usually excellent National Rail station pla ... [more]

Helpful. Ed: The sign reads: "Callendar Woods Path Network" then in much smaller text: "Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society, Edinburgh"

A small park in Laurieston, with the path to the Helix park diverging to the left.

The path linking Laurieston to the Helix park, at the top of the hill down to the A9 crossing at #102863.

The HArTT cycle route crossing Icehouse Brae (North), with a waymarker post tucked away in the corner. Surprisingly, no 'End of Cycle Route' signs!

The HArTT cycle route turns right here, across Icehouse Brae, near the roundabout with the A9. What I didn't notice at the time was the shared-use sign on the grass verge to the right, before the roundabout.

Helix signage at Laurieston Road, but shows the HArTT cycle route turning right instead of left!

They don't make 'em like they used to!

A single bollard in an already narrow path, approached in all directions by paths. Is this really necessary? No directions on the signpost for the route to the right, which also happens to be the HArTT cycle route.

Helix signage at the junction for the M9 motorway underpass through to Grangemouth. The HArTT cycle route turns left here, and there is a tiny badge to that effect, but nothing for the opposite direction (seen at #102938).

'End of Cycle Route'? The HArTT cycle route turns left here, and there is a link to Grangemouth through the underpass on the right. See #102937 for a close-up of the directions sign.

The path under the M9 motorway connecting the Helix park to Grangemouth. From here, the signed route to the Jupiter Wildlife Centre is for pedestrians only. A signed cycle route to the centre of Grangemouth could be organised at minimal exp ... [more]

A toucan crossing across A905 Beancross Road, a signed walking route to the Jupiter Wildlife Centre, and barriers across a path to Chisholm Place/Almond Street. Primrose Avenue (to the left behind the camera) is a key link between Grange ... [more]

A path connecting Chisholm Place to Portal Road, without even basic crossing facilities like dropped kerbs where it crosses Newlands Road.

A path connecting Portal Road to Chisholm Place, although there are no dropped kerbs (nor any other crossing facilities) where it crosses Newlands Road. The whole length of Portal Road (which runs parallel to the A905 Beancross Road) is rid ... [more]

A single-sided sign for the routes available across the Grange Burn, but a low kerb rather than a proper dropped kerb at the end of the path. I wouldn't want to bump the bike over this when it is loaded with shopping!

A footbridge across the Grange Burn Flood Relief Channel, linking the Grange Burn path to Rannoch Park. The A905 and M9 motorway lie beyond.

The path alongside the Grange Burn, a bridge across the Grange Burn, and a sign for a completely cycleable walking route to Grangemouth Stadium.

Signs on the path network near the Grange Burn. The sign for Grangemouth Stadium is for pedestrians only, unlike the next one, shown in #102918.

Looking across NCN76 at the path junction near Torwood Avenue.

The paths clearly existed before NCN76 came along, and the alignments and widths were not altered.

A shared-use path starts on the left, to avoid the junction ahead, although NCN76 appears not to use it and instead turns at the junction, then turns again onto the next section of the same path. The dropped kerb is also far from flush, ... [more]

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