High Street to the Helix

Length: 3.6 miles

Route type: 1-way+public transport

Difficulty: Low

It’s possible to get from Falkirk High Street to the Helix without having to cycle on too many busy roads. This easy, mostly flat or downhill 5.8 km route takes you from the Forth Bike E-bike station on the High Street to the E-bike station at the Kelpies. 

Ride from the town centre, past the bandstand and downhill towards Lidl. Dismount to cross the main road and hop onto your bike again at Eastburn drive. Cycle past Belmont Tower and take a right onto Estate Avenue. Continue into Callender Park along this route, cycling on its wide, flat paths past the 1298 Battle of Falkirk Cairn Memorial and Forth Bike station. Ride past the front façade of Callender House and along the banks of the boating lake. At the end of the park take a left through Callendar Business Park. Cross the main road at the crossing and cycle towards local landmark, Benny T’s, turning left onto a quiet road before you reach the restaurant. Enjoy a leisurely cycle down Bog Road and towards the A9. Dismount to cross over the A9 near the railway bridge and then follow the cycle path past Falkirk Stadium, following signposts for Helix Park. The route will take you through an underpass and into Helix Park. From there, follow signs for the Kelpies and you will find the E-bike station at the edge of the main car park not far from the beautiful, majestic sculptures.

 

Map location: FK1 1YD

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