Union Canal Evening Cycle

Leisure Cycling/Any Bike
Jun 12

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ca. 20 miles (12.5 km)

Slight change of plan for this event - we're now doing a cycle along a section of the Union Canal and through Beecraigs Country Park instead of a walk, due to seemingly higher demand for cycling events!

Completed in 1822 to transport coal and minerals to Edinburgh, the Union Canal is approximately 31 miles (50 km) in length. After falling into disuse in 20th century, having succumbed to more modern means of transport, the Union Canal enjoyed a new lease of life as part of the Millenium Link project, which also saw the canal reconnected to the Forth & Clyde Canal by means of a boat lift (The Falkirk Wheel).

The canal was built to follow the contours of the land thus avoiding the need for locks - consequently the section of the canal we'll be riding along will hug the contours of the land. We'll complete the circuit on minor roads taking us through Beecraigs.