Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge

Riverways: West Dunbartonshire

  • Home
  • Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge

Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge | Riverways

District: Clydebank | Postcode: G81 4EU | Walk Type: Wee Adventure

Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge

The natural vegetation beside the canal is ideal nesting for the many species of water birds that inhabit the canal. In summer, 50 yards in, you will notice a mound of about 1 m circumference on the left-hand side. For the past few years in spring and summer, a pair of swans come here to breed and as the weeks go by the cygnets hatch and you will see them grow.

Coarse fish such as perch, roach and pike populate the canal and it is a popular site for fishing.

There are numerous amounts of wildlife in this area such as deer, moles, hedgehog, rats, mice and foxes. Look out for birds such as grey herons, various species of duck, moorhens, coots and various seabirds.


REVIEW: Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge



Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge
Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge
Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge

What to bring with you

Small backpack | Trainers or walking shoes | Water | First Aid Kit/Plasters | Shower/Raincoat

Start and Finish Points

By foot from the lock, follow the sign to Bowling along the canal bank. A few metres in you will notice immediately that you’re moving away from the busy traffic. You will already see the canal bridge ahead, carry on to the bridge.

If it's a circular walk you want, walk back the way you came or if not, cross the bridge onto Durban Avenue and follow the road to Dumbarton Road, turn right and after app ¾ km you will arrive back at your destination. Near the lock, you pass over the Duntocher Burn which flows down to the Clyde.

Other Information

Condition

Good

How can we help

Follow up assessment and notes to find out current conditions

Make list of potential improvements to re-invigorate the local woods

Create protection plan for local woodlands


REVIEW: Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge



Map Area of Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge



Latest Walkers Photos

Below you will find the latest reviews that have been added to Walkabout WD.

Photo of Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge

Taken by staff member

Photo of Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge

Taken by staff member

Photo of Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge

Taken by staff member

Photo of Dalmuir Drop Lock - Canal Bridge

Taken by staff member