Kirkintilloch to Falkirk

Part of Part 2 – Whithorn to South Queensferry

From tramping Roman legionary along historic wall to towering engineering marvel for canal navigation, this 27th section of St Ninian’s Way starts on the Forth and Clyde Canal tow path where it is joined by the John Muir Way from the north, and continues along JMW all the way to Falkirk, often parallel to the Antonine Wall, a barrier straddling Scotland started by the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius in AD 142.

From Kirkintilloch proceed east along north bank of Canal to Twechar (4km). Follow JMW across bridge and up along Antonine Wall, over Croy Hill to bridge over canal where JMW rejoins canal tow path (5km), then keep along JMW and tow path to Bonnybridge(10km). Continue on JMW across bridge and along Antonine Wall to Falkirk wheel (3 km). Then go along JMW across Union Canal, and through wood and along paths to bridge (3km). Cross bridge and rejoin canal towpath to Falkirk High Street area (1 km).

This is a long section but there are plenty of towns along the way where overnight accommodation can be found.