Union Canal Evening Walk - Stage 5

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Leisure Walks
Aug 07
2018

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7.5 miles (12 km)

We plan to run these at four-weekly intervals during the spring and summer months, interspersed with a similar series of walks along the Forth & Clyde Canal in the west.

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).

This fifth and final leg of the series will cover the most westerly section of the canal to reach the iconic Falkirk Wheel.

Union Canal at the Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel
Union Canal at the Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel

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