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A route sign at the end of the path through Hallglen, pointing across the main road to the paths at #101176. The road crossing is terrible and desperately needs upgrading. Due to the terrain, a footbridge may even be an easy enough solution ... [more]

A route sign at one corner of a triangular path junction. The route to Callendar Woods continues across the main road to the left at #101177, at the foot of the steps up to the houses. However, there is no sign for the HArTT cycle route, as ... [more]

Could do with some cycle parking stands around here.

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.

A new ramp up to a new car park and cycle parking (see #101148), linked to Falkirk High station. The gap in the railing halfway up is for a dirt path leading to Slamannan Road.

A steep ramp down to the passageway under the railway and linking to Drossie Road and the opposite side of Falkirk High station. The path to the right leads to the nearside platform. There appears to be more than enough room behind the c ... [more]

The passageway under the railway linking Drossie Road to the Union Canal (part of the John Muir Way), plus some cycle parking stands in a car park.

Some of the cycle parking at Falkirk High station. There are also some Sheffield stands off to the right.

A single 'Bike & Go' bike available for hire at Falkirk High station. An easy 2 mile ride from the Falkirk Wheel visitor attraction.

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).

Signs for various destinations. The blue sign with tiny writing is for the HArTT cycle route. Perhaps the broken bits beneath the other signs are the remains for the HArTT sign for the other direction.

Signs for all directions.

Direction signs at the access from Bracken Avenue, but why this obsession with "End of Cycle Route" signs in this town? The path doesn't end until it reaches the road in any case. Also, the signs on one side are lit, and those on the side a ... [more]

The sign invites left turns from the Lionthorn Road shared-use footway onto the path to Slamannan Road, but the barriers makes them rather awkward with a bike.

This appears to be a new path over to the Union Canal access ramp at #101130, but has old school barriers making cycle access difficult.

A junction between shared-use paths, but there appears to be no expectation of users from this direction wanting to turn right, with no shortcut path on the desire line.

A shared-use footway on Lionthorn Road, but I initially missed its existence back at the roundabout so had to bump the kerb and grass to get onto it.

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.

Avon Aqueduct and Cockleroy hill

Avon Aqeduct

Path to Whitecross

Path to Whitecross

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

Avon Aqueduct

new surface march 2017

new surface march 2017

new surface march 2017

new surface march 2017

Union Canal

John Muir Way sign

Path under railway

Ochil hills

Blackness - Bo'ness path

NCN 754 Bonnybridge (See #84953.)

NCN 754 Bonnybridge

Badly placed empty bike parking at Falkirk Wheel car park

ncn 76

steps

narrrow

ncn 76

ncn 76

NCN 76

"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

The Kelpies Location: , Falkirk (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Kissing gates at railway crossing on John Muir Way.

Signs on the John Muir Way at Kinneil Halt.

A waymarker post approaching a junction on the John Muir Way.

Signs and a waymarker post on the John Muir Way.

A simple road closure that allows cycles through.

A destination sign facing the wrong way in Stewart Avenue.

The cycle parking at the bus station has been made needlessly tricky to get a bike to.

Path alongside section of the Forth & Clyde Canal between The Kelpies and where the canal now exits into the River Carron. This path leads to NCN76, is lit with LED catseyes, and is seen passing beneath the M9 motorway.

The Kelpies next to the Forth & Clyde Canal, where there was a huge queue of drivers waiting for spaces in the car park.

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.

John Muir Way on Bo'ness coastal path

NCN 76 surfaced 12/15

NCN 76 surfaced 12/15

Union Canal, Avon Aqueduct (2nd biggest in the UK)

Sustrans Community Link path Blackness Bo'ness NCN 76 & John Muir Way

Towpath/NCN 754 @FalkirkWheel is ready for to be be diverted tmrw to allow railway works over winter @SustransScot http://t.co/6dfqNxuoJx

A useful though badly maintained cycle track beside a busy main road BUT Why did they stick a third pole for this sign in the middle of the cycle track? It may have changed now as this is a ten year old photo but it shows what we are up aga ... [more]

Falkirk Wheel

Proper segregated cycle track on the way to the Kincardine Bridge alongside a dual carriageway. IMG_0150 Location: , Glensburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom)

A good and a bad National Cycle Network direction sign on NCN76. Kinda useless to sign in both directions but not say where it'll take you.

Cycleway on the way to the Kincardine Bridge

Dismount to cross lock gate bridge.. eastern end of Falkirk Core Path network no 004/1235

Slight gradient.

Barrier removed 2007 because it served no purpose.

Dalderse sewage works fence

towards sea lock

part of path from Abbots road to Sealock.

use this path on my bike all the time whats wrong with it why is it not on the map?

path created 2007

Falkirk Helix Cycle Path Network River Carron path Network http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

Falkirk Helix Cycle Path Network Path to Grangemouth on the Left, Beancross farm- follow the path on the right. http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

Falkirk Helix Cycle Path Network Central Park Falkirk http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

Falkirk Helix Cycle Path Network http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

Falkirk Helix Cycle Path Network http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

Falkirk Helix Cycle Path Network http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

Falkirk Helix path network http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

River Carron path Network, Falkirk, Langlee's Falkirk helix cycle path network http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

Abbotshaugh Wood, Langlees's Falkirk, River Carron path Network, http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

Falkirk Helix Cycle Path, Falkirk Stadium in Distance. Friends of the earth Falkirk http://destinneyphotography.photoshelter.com/

NCN 76 Blackness to Hopetoun

New path, thanks Falkirk council. This used to be a mess. nice smooth path to cycle on now. looking down the hill. (north) #31935 #31934

This used to be a trail path, littered with broken bottles, stones and mud. Well done Falkirk council for their work. Left to go up the hill to bog road right to join up with Alexander avenue #31936 #31934

Not on map but is the cycle / pathway just after the railway bridge, next to the fire station. This used to be a trail path, but thanks to Falkirk council its now a paved cycle path. #31935 #31936

Falkirk canal tunnel on the Union Canal (NCN 754)

Roughcastle Tunnel on Union Canal approaching the Falkirk Wheel (NCN 754) You have to go through a tunnel before you get to the Falkirk Wheel.

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