Falkirk Wheel, Bonnybridge and Antonine Wall

Ok peeps I forgot to mention there ia a cafe inside the visitor centre for a cuppa after.

An almost level walk following the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to Bonnybridge and then exploring the Antonine Wall and Roman Fort before a woodland walk reaches the top of the Falkirk Wheel, a marvel of modern engineering.
Walk Statistics
Distance 7km/4.25 miles Time 1.5 - 2 hours approx Ascent 52m (Profile) Grid RefNS853804

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  • Scott J.

    Ok peeps sorry for the dogs dinner on the directions today, but but I hope it didn't dampen anyone's spirits.
    It will make a reappearance later in the summer where we will start by going in right direction.
    WELL MAYBE LOL Scott

    7 · February 1

    • Tam L.

      that sound a bit like like the guy falling out of a 40 story building and at each floor on the way down says... so far so good ...........

      1 · February 4

    • Tam L.

      optimism has limits lol

      February 4

  • julia a.

    It was lovely to meet you Ali!

    February 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Photos are amazing!

    1 · February 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to meet everyone today and big thank you for making me feel so welcome. Hope to see you again soon.

    3 · February 1

    • A former member
      A former member

      Really boys......??? they breed 'em tough "dahn sarf" where I come from. Takes more than his non-stop corny jokes to scare me off!!

      1 · February 3

    • John C.

      Unfortunately Ali these we his best jokes wait till you hear the rest

      1 · February 3

  • Liz M.

    Hi Sorry I missed you guys on Saturday at Falkirk wheel, drove around for ages looking for the place and ended up lost. Hope to meet up again on future walk.

    February 3

  • Linna

    Very good photos!

    2 · February 2

  • Tom

    Geeze, I'm sorry I missed this one, sounds like you had a great day out. Getting lost is all part of the fun but I'm going to check the Douglas Water route before I leave the house, just in case our leaders get "confused" again.

    2 · February 2

    • Alan G.

      not this time Tam ( I hope)!!!!

      1 · February 2

    • Tam L.

      i'll live in hope ......

      February 2

  • Bernadette

    The fact that we not only went to the wrong car park (apologies for the delay this must have caused) but that we ended up on the wrong canal only added to making a fun day, as always great company and of course it means we get to look forward to seeing the Antonine Wall another time. Huge thanks to Tam, Alan and Scott for the time and energy they put in and especially to Scott for being kind enough to wait for us!!

    8 · February 1

    • Aeneas M.

      Should think so at 3.95 a pop

      1 · February 2

    • Tam L.

      agreed Aeneas ..and extra for the bread roll :-0

      February 2

  • Rory M.

    This turned out to be a great walk, even though we went in the wrong direction right from the start. Who new there were two canals?

    2 · February 2

  • Alan G.

    It was also a decent cuppa afterwards, so all boxes were ticked today:-)

    2 · February 1

  • Linna

    A very pleasant trip with attractive landscape. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the organisers and for picking me up. Hope to see you all soon!

    1 · February 1

  • mick/hazel s.

    we enjoyed this one would do the SAME ONE again even later on in year honest tam

    1 · February 1

  • Aeneas M.

    Great walk and folk c u all soon. Well done Scott Alan and Tam;-)

    2 · February 1

    • Aeneas M.

      Rain wind wet new surprise route and all for a pound fantastic luv u guys xxx

      2 · February 1

    • Alan G.

      We aim to please:-)

      1 · February 1

  • Tam L.

    brilliant walk today in great company ...thanks Scott Falkirk Wheel is a gem of a walk...weather could have been kinder early on but hey ho... this is Scotland ....our 4 1/2 mls turned into to 12 mls...lead by" Allan & Mick the Adventurers" ...well done Allan and Mick ....made for an even more enjoyable walk... the wheel itself breathtaking....my Fav bit was music up full and dancing through the tunnnels..yeh .... Cant wait to go back.

    2 · February 1

    • Alan G.

      we got the moves thats for sure!!1

      February 1

  • Aeneas M.

    Fantastic photos Maurice

    3 · February 1

  • Marie

    Another great walk in the company of pleasantly, positive people. Going the extra mile in life always leads to a sense of achievement. Thanks as always to Tam, Scott and Alan.

    4 · February 1

  • Alan G.

    we planned to go out for a walk and that precisely what we did, ok my route more than doubled the distance quoted but i had the hardcore bunch:-) anyway i thought it was a good walk so I'll put it on as a planned walk.

    5 · February 1

  • John C.

    Love going out with this group really friendly and big thanks to the organisers for doing all the hard work that is required to hold these meet ups

    5 · February 1

  • Maurice

    Great Walk folks, We went further than planned which was outstanding and gave a bit longer to chat :) The day did appeared to get warmer as it went on, this might just have been a reflection on the good company or my rosie cheeks! The soup and jammy scone at the end hit the spot! look forward to seeing that wall the next time we visit, and catching up with you all on the next walk.

    4 · February 1

  • julia a.

    Enjoyed the walk&the company despite also goin to wrong carpark and,of course,the rain!Thanks to the organizers&to Scott for waiting behind

    3 · February 1

  • John C.

    Really enjoyed the walk even tho'I went to the wrong car park. Really big thanks to Scott, Alan and Tam for organising and for everyone else for the company and chat which I really enjoyed

    2 · February 1

  • Margo-Ann H.

    Hi really sorry not feeling well today,just up so not goint to make it

    February 1

  • Linna

    Must I pay online? May I pay tomorrow at the site?

    January 31, 2014

    • Scott J.

      I didn't think Aenra's was that rich LOl

      2 · February 1

    • Alan G.

      Well if he was a professional comedian he wouldn't be!!!;-)

      1 · February 1

  • Vin I.

    Looks like a nice day for a walk but glad I cancelled the bike ride today - snow on the roads and bikes are not a good mix! Have a good day Vin

    February 1

    • Alan G.

      Well come and join vin you want a lift:-)

      February 1

  • Fiona

    Sorry, not going to be able to make the walk tomorrow, new front door being fitted. Hope you all have a lovely day :o)

    February 1

  • julia a.

    The witty repartee has been VERY entertaining tonight!

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • jan

    Hi guys - sorry need to head up north tomorrow at short notice - hopefully catch up with you all soon

    January 31, 2014

  • Linna

    I'd like to go there by bus, is it easy? Or is there anybody could give me a ride? I'm an inexperience walker but I'm looking forward to this trip.

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Beccy

    How long do you think it will take to drive to Falkirk Wheel from Knightswood ?

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Tam L.

      It's 28 miles and google maps claim 45 mins

      January 31, 2014

  • Tania E.

    Would love to go but have hideous head cold. Hope you have a great day out and hopefully be able to attend another time

    January 31, 2014

  • Jean C.

    Need to cancel tomorrow as not feeling great with a bad head cold and sore sinusues. Hope you have an enjoyable walk.

    January 31, 2014

  • Amanda R.

    Apologies for cancelling at short notice.

    January 31, 2014

  • Nadeem D.

    hello ...i live in south glasgow and would like a lift ,will contribute towards fuel costs cheers

    January 30, 2014

  • John C.

    I have 3 spaces in my car going from Newton Mearns/ Southside I can also pick up at Bothwell St . If anyone has already emailed me please re contact me as I appear to have lost the email

    December 31, 2013

    • John C.

      Linda I think I have one space left but am going to double check it will get back to you tomorrow

      January 30, 2014

    • linda m.

      Can you believe John cancelled walk and now heading to Alis brunch. I better not cancel. Enjoy walk it looks a good onexx

      January 30, 2014

  • Helen W.

    Hi is can anyone can offer me a lift from eastkilbride I will put come thing in for petrol

    January 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Helen, I'm leaving from Strathaven and can offer you a lift.

      January 30, 2014

  • Margaret H.

    Hi John I am not on this walk I cancelled on the 14th of January and posted it on the site sorry if you didn t get the post

    January 30, 2014

  • Madeleine

    Hi John, have you any spaces left in your car for this walk?

    January 11, 2014

    • John C.

      Sorry Madeleine got the wrong location for you if you make it Brooklyn Cafe Shawlands 9.30

      January 27, 2014

    • Madeleine

      That's great john - see you there! Thanks

      January 29, 2014

  • Marion C.

    Hi just managed to get a space for this walk live in Hamilton wondered if I could have a lift with someone share fuel cost s thanx

    January 22, 2014

    • Maurice

      Marion, I'm leaving From East Kilbride could also give you a lift, pickup somewhere in Hamilton 9:30 if that's easier?

      January 29, 2014

    • Marion C.

      Iv got a lift sorted Maurice but thanks anyway for the offer

      January 29, 2014

  • yvonne d.

    Hi all have to pull out of this walk damaged my left heel so no walks for me until it Heels (pardon the pun!).I hope you all have a great day on saturday. Ill look forward to the next walk with the group have a great day !

    January 29, 2014

  • elizabeth g.

    Hi I have booked for Saturday but unfortunately can't make it. Early notice so someone can take my place. Hope to make a walk when I come back from holiday.

    January 29, 2014

  • Bernadette

    Hi all, I have 2 spaces available, can pick up from Alpine Bikes or thereabouts

    January 25, 2014

    • julia a.

      Hi Bernadette-do you still have a space for this one ?

      January 28, 2014

    • Rik

      That's great, thank you very much. Will be there 9.45. See you then and thanks again. Rik

      January 29, 2014

  • Nadeem D.

    hello i have not rsvp . i would attened but need a lift , i am in south glasgow muirend/newlands area. i will contribute to fuel costs.

    January 29, 2014

  • Helen W.

    Hi just got a space for the Falkirk wheel is Amy one going from eastkilbride could I possible get a lift I will give you money foe the petrol thanks Helen

    January 22, 2014

    • Maurice

      I'm going from East Kilbride. could give you a lift.

      January 29, 2014

  • linda m.

    Hi my lift has to work this day. So just checking if anyone has spaces. I am paisley way but can get to alternative places. Happy to share costs

    January 27, 2014

  • J

    Hi there. So sorry. Can't now make this walk. Enjoy. Hope to see you some time soon. J

    January 27, 2014

  • carole f.

    Can't make this walk as going to Oban. Look forward to next time this walk is on. Hope it's a nice day for everyone.

    January 27, 2014

  • Jenny

    Hi All
    I am driving from cumbernauld if anyone wants a lift. Jen

    December 31, 2013

    • Jenny

      Yes still can give a lift. Just let me know. Got this meetup app no clue how it wrks. Poss send me a message if you do need a lift. Jen

      1 · January 21, 2014

    • Claire

      Just got a space - I will put my number on your page to make arrangements ? Thanks.

      1 · January 25, 2014

  • mick/hazel s.

    Just Hazel and me not plus 1 looking forward to it

    January 25, 2014

  • Pamela Y

    Can anyone offer me a lift from West End/Scotstoun/Partick? Obviously will contribute to petrol.

    January 14, 2014

    • Janice M

      Pamela happy to offer. Will send you a txt

      January 22, 2014

  • linda m.

    I am on waiting list for this one but on the chance there may be drop outs. Can anyone give me a lift, happy to share costs. Im paisley way but can travel to suitable place for meeting

    January 4, 2014

    • linda m.

      Deirdre that would be great. ~How would outside Paisley Grammer suit you ? My mobile number is[masked]

      January 21, 2014

    • Deirdre B.

      Hi Linda, Paisley Grammer would be fine. Let me know what time is best to meet you there?[masked] Cheers

      January 22, 2014

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