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Day 9: Edinburgh to Milngavie - Great North Trail

Day 9: Edinburgh to Milngavie - Great North Trail

Difficult
05:28
59.0 mi
10.8 mph
1,275 ft
1,450 ft
Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
31.1 mi
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Falkirk Wheel

Mountain Biking Highlight

34.5 mi
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Forth and Clyde Canal

Mountain Biking Highlight

59.0 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 4.59 mi
Path: 1.16 mi
Access Road: 188 yd
Cycleway: 49.9 mi
Street: 0.39 mi
Road: 2.05 mi
State Road: 0.79 mi

Surfaces

Natural: 1.70 mi
Unpaved: 2.33 mi
Gravel: 1.15 mi
Paved: 31.8 mi
Asphalt: 21.3 mi
Unknown: 0.71 mi

Weather Forecast

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Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.

January 6, 2020

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    Day nine is certainly a unique one on the Great North Trail, linking the two largest cities in Scotland via flat, traffic-free tow paths; the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal over 59 miles (95km). It might not be the most exciting day in terms of terrain and views, but it’s a good easy day on the legs which by now will be much needed after eight tough days of hills, and another ten ahead!

    Start out heading West from the edge of Edinburgh through Broxburn, picking up the Union Canal towpath in Kingsknowe. Navigation will be easy today at least! The Union Canal meets the Forth and Clyde at the Falkirk Wheel, where you continue West through Kirkintilloch to Dawsholm Nature Park on the outskirts of Glasgow before turning North East to Milngavie along the Kelvin Walkway on Allander Water.

    • January 8, 2020

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Day 9: Edinburgh to Milngavie - Great North Trail