Bowling to Balloch

An easy cycle from Bowling to Dumbarton and on to Balloch at the south side of Loch Lomond.

Starting on National Route 7 by Bowling Basin, the off-road cycle track is an easy ride up to Dumbarton, where you see views of the Clyde.  At Dumbarton you can visit the castle where Mary Queen of Scots hid as a child and has the longest recorded history of any British castle and dates back to 450AD.

Continue to follow the River Leven, which powered a host of leading industrial textile mills from the 18th Century. Once you see moored boats you’re near the journey’s end at Balloch.  This route can be easily shortened as it runs close to several train stations.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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