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Forth & Clyde Canal

PUBLISHED: 13:47 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:21 08 July 2013

Forth & Clyde Canal

Forth & Clyde Canal

Forth & Clyde Canal

FORTH & CLYDE CANAL

 

 

 

The Forth & Clyde Canal reopened in 2001 after almost 40 years of dereliction. The canal once again provides a through route for small seagoing craft as well as over 30 miles of inland cruising in the Scottish lowlands. The canal’s engineering features include the Kelvin Aqueduct in Glasgow and the ingenious Dalmuir drop-lock built during the canal’s restoration to carry it under the busy Dumbarton Road. The Glasgow Arm takes the canal into the heart of the city where the final stretch to Port Dundas is still under restoration, while at Falkirk the canal is connected to the Union Canal by the unique Falkirk Wheel (See Union Canal entry).

34 miles 40 locksMaximum dimensions: length 68ft 6in, beam 19ft 8in

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