Canals and boating

With both the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, connected by the world’s only rotating boat lift, Falkirk is a must visit for any avid sailor or tourist simply wanting to enjoy one of our many canalside walks.

Cross Scotland from East to West along 35 miles of fully navigable waterway of the Forth & Clyde Canal. From the Forth estuary at the River Carron to the Bowling Basin on the River Clyde, the route reopened in 2002 after the largest canal refurbishment project ever undertaken in the UK.

This is linked to the Union Canal connecting the route to Edinburgh, with the world’s only rotating boat lift The Falkirk Wheel. Canal Boat hire is also option within the Falkirk area - why not enjoy a canal holiday with a difference sailing past both the Falkirk Wheel and the magnicifent Kelpies. 

As well as the canals there is the River Carron and the Firth of Forth very close by. These all provide the Falkirk area with a great range of things to do including boat hire, cruises, fishing and watersports as well as some lovely routes for walking and cycling.