Take to the canal for a breather in the centre of the city. The
waterway provides a green haven for wildlife as well as a place for
people to relax and keep fit - a green gym on your doorstep!
From cycling to fishing or even wildlife watching...the
opportunities for enjoying outdoor activities on Glasgow's canal
are endless. Find your perfect activity and make the most of the
The canal provides active space to keep fit and is a popular
route for runners, cyclists and walkers. Cycling or running and walking
along a canal towpath can give you a completely different view on a
place, even somewhere you know well. Enjoy well maintained paths
and a traffic free atmosphere, an ideal location for a leisurely
walk or as part of your exercise routine.
Kayaking and Canoeing
Glasgow's Canal is to become the place to kayak and canoe, right
in the heart of the city. Exciting plans are developing for a Paddlesports
Centre, providing access and facilities for paddling
enthusiasts. The Urban Etive will provide
an exciting canoe course, modelled on some of Scotland's most
exciting wild water. These new exciting developments are sure to
cement Glasgow's title as one of the top destinations for
watersports in Scotland.
A place to be outdoors
Enjoy outdoor activities on Glasgow's canal. In the heart of the
city, the canal provides a place to relax outside, to walk, to
think, to run, to cycle. Whether living nearby, or visiting as a tourist, the
canal provides an unexpected haven, a place to unwind.
Green corridors in the city help provide important habitats for
wildlife, maintaining a green network across the country.