The Helix path network supplies a spectacular backdrop for guides, goes or bicycling. Our paths hook 16 networks via 26 kilometer of routes – generally there’s always an innovative new approach to consider. Whether you’re an important runner, picturesque baby stroller, pup walker or keen cyclist – there’s more than enough room for all.
The Helix is a great location to run or cycle – the ways are actually wide and flat, and also effortless to the ft being surfaced with a smooth surface.
We’re in addition lucky is linked to two state pattern ways along with the John Muir Way, which operates from Dunbar in distance Lothian to Helensburgh in Argyll and Bute. You don’t have to heed a group route, though – you can receive around and examine all of our substantial road community.
Go with friends
Going for a walk communities are currently inaccessible caused by disadvantages regarding organizations.
Going for a walk half-hour fives era every week is often exceptionally advantageous to your well being and physical fitness, and it is free of charge. Going for walks is fantastic for all ages and workout amounts, and its without a doubt the most effective way to get additional energetic.
We do have the as a result of prepared hiking communities which start from Falkirk ground and walk-around the Helix park – they’ve been a terrific way to encounter other people with some fun!
To learn more about hiking teams, instruction and for different Nordic hiking lessons around Falkirk, communications Barbara McConnell at barbara.mcconnell
For anyone struggle to receive exterior, this exercise the road to raised Intensity and stability leaflet can be quite beneficial.
Exactly what is the HArTT strategy?
The HArTT route (Helix across community concert tour) are a challenging 28.6km (17.77m) routine strategy that makes use of Falkirk Council’s winning path/cycle communities to undertake a circular tour of the Falkirk neighborhood taking in The Helix, Residence of The Kelpies, forward and Clyde tube, Falkirk Wheel, Union channel, Callendar Park and Westquarter Glen before you make its in the past to your Helix. The route has only one quick road area that is little used by guests. There are numerous road crossings and 3 segments just where sidewalks alongside active roads were utilised to associate the path. These should always be addressed with extreme caution, especially when cycling with kids. There are many height modifications and uses several terrain, from purpose built period pathways to channel tow paths as well as some brief single track sections. All round rise are 194m (637ft).
That’s they for?
This for everyone but we suggest you are on a hill motorcycle since there are some tough and sometimes dirty segments. There are plenty of hills that require an out the seat effort, or press, so items might be advantageous. Fairly healthy cyclists could whizz around it within just couple of hours, wherein people and novice cyclists might take all round the day and have now various opportunities to halt in the process.
We recommend establishing right at the Kelpies, finishing they an anti-clockwise direction. You could potentially park into the Kelpies Car Park or Helix car parking. It is the best for adhering to signage and putting some steepest sections downhill! You might need brakes!!
Before triggering, locate these symptoms which will surely help a person stick to course on your way around the strategy:
Start-off through the Kelpies and look at the Forth and Clyde’s secure 3 using one the opposite area of the tube. Just like you discuss the lock, produce a right taking we in return to the Kelpies. Still proceed with the signage and place.
After more or less 3.5 miles/5.6km we achieve the rugby area you will see to the right. Keep along the course or over into the crossing from the primary highway. Understand picture below for your signage article and bike featuring the direction to travel.
Dismount and get across the road demonstrated during the photo below. Once across snake around from left to until that you are near the lane. Carry on up-hill and down towards major roads, picking right up the HArTT route signal and moving forward along the route towards Falkirk controls.
Any time you plan the Falkirk Wheel, make a put over the link to the Wheel which can be viewed regarding the looks below. Possible of course prevent below to boost do you need to wanted. Head over to Falkirk controls page for further depth.
OBSERVE: there exists a HArTT indicator directed towards Bonnybridge and Bowling by way of the canal so do not get upset by this, just make a left-over the connect.
Manage the route uphill for the coupling tube. This the main path gets an attractive perspective of the Ochil mountains.
Thoroughly develop your form through Roughcastle tube (below). Your very own toll and lighting fixtures might come in handy in this article!
During the time you are available into the Falkirk canal (below), do not go through it, as an alternative prepare a put buying the HArTT signage, remaining the open road to the right from the Falkirk big place car parking.
This causes anyone to a principal highway. Build a sudden remaining, crossing the trail from the then HArTT sign and enduring in your strategy.