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St Ninian's Way- Kirkintilloch to Falkirk

30 km Distance
136 m Ascent
108 m Descent

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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, and switching to the Union Canal.

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

From Kirkintilloch proceed east along north bank of Forth and Clyde Canal on BR 754. After 100m the tow path is joined by the John Muir Way from the north. Proceed to Twechar (6 km). Follow JMW across bridge and up along Antonine Wall, over Croy Hill (4 km) to bridge over canal where JMW rejoins the canal tow path (2 km), then keep along JMW and tow path to Banknock (4 km) and then Bonnybridge (6 km). Continue on JMW across bridge and along Antonine Wall to Falkirk Wheel (3 km). Then go along JMW across Union Canal, and through woods and along paths to bridge (3km). Cross bridge and rejoin canal tow path to Falkirk High Street area (6 km).

A great experience - from tramping like a Roman legionary along the historic Antonine Wall to marvelling at modern and towering engineering marvel, the Falkirk Wheel, for canal navigation.

For more details and ordnance survey map of this route please go to

For a map overview of Part 1 and Part 2 of St Ninian’s Way please go to

St Ninian’s Way is one of the great pilgrim routes in Scotland to St Andrews - The Way of St Andrews - For other routes see