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Cycle Route From Glasgow to Loch Lomond?

MarmiteRach 05 Jul 12:46  

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Is there a cycle route from Glasgow, Maryhill Canal area, to Loch Lomond that doesn't use main roads?

I want to try it with my boyfrind but he's not a confident cyclist so am looking for a route that would be almost all cycle paths and pretty easy to follow.

stokiemike 06 Jul 20:32  

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Try the west loch lomond cycle route

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Loch_Lomond_Cycle_Path

I just did the The West Highland Way, avoid it on a bike!!!!!


stokiemike 06 Jul 20:34  

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Just a thought, try the start of the Great Glen Cycle route starting at Fort william, its mainly Canal path for a while, gets steep later on but you can avoid the climbs. For ease I would stick to tow paths


jim C 08 Jul 00:55  

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Follow the cycle path from Maryhill canal head towards clydebank shopping centre and carry on along the cycle path from there to Bowling harbour. Follow the signs for Loch Lomond, the only time you are on the road is when you make your way through Dumbarton to the old bridge where you rejoin the cycle route at west bridgend. keep going along the banks of the river Leven until you reach Lomond shores.


hippycal 08 Jul 22:55  

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NCN route 7. Follow the signs easy.


Heeder 13 Jul 20:07  

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Follow the canal all the way from Maryhill to Bowling basin, cycle path continues into Dumbarton, once across the River Leven follow the path on the West bank up to Balloch.

My Latest Route: Jul 2009 Gourock to Rosneath and Sandbank Loop

ianjmcd 03 Nov 12:45  

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straight run along the canal all the way from speirsfield quay to bowling then couple of short on road sections and from dumbarton follow signs for ncr 7 all the way to loch lomond if your on a road bike watch out for potholes as its not the best section of the national cycle route


superjock 02 Jul 18:54  

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many thanks to jim and others who confirmed my own thoughts on the best route



welldaft 21 Jul 11:32  

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There was a lot of broken bottles on path when my wife and I cycled there a few weeks ago particularly as you approach Clydebank/ Yoker from Glasgow side, as long as youre aware you can avoid it but just mind how ye go

My Latest Route: Aug 2015 Strahaven 50