There is a large cafe/restaurant at the
Kelpies and a few food / ice cream
This is where the Forth and Clyde Canal
starts, from the River Carron and Firth of
Forth. The canal runs 35 miles to the west
side of Glasgow, at the village of Bowling,
where it enters the Firth of Clyde.
It is 4 miles from the Kelpies to the
Falkirk Wheel on the west side of Falkirk.
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift,
opened in 2002 to replace 11 locks.
The canals were closed from the 1960s
until a massive restoration project began in
There is a cycle / walking path between
the Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel, with cycle
hire at the Falkirk Wheel and in Falkirk.
There are also regular buses that run
between the Helix, Falkirk centre, and the
The Falkirk Wheel soon became a top
tourist attraction with a visitor centre,
cafe/restaurant, and boat rips on the canal
using the Falkirk Wheel. In 2015, kids play
areas and many water sports were added to the
The walking / cycle path runs all the way
to Glasgow alongside the canal, see the
Falkirk Wheel for more information