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*Cumbernauld Glen

'The Glen is in the heart of Cumbernauld. It is a valuable area of woodland which provides much needed recreational space for the townspeople. Split into two areas, Cumbernauld Glen and the Vault Glen are both abundant in native flora and fauna.'

See also

Cumbernauld Glen [Scottish Wildlife Trust]

*Kilsyth - Walkers Are Welcome

'A strong campaign by Friends of the Kelvin Valley and the Kilsyth & Villages Community Forum led to Kilsyth becoming a Walkers are Welcome accredited town in 2008 ... The area is rich in outdoor opportunities, with the Forth and Clyde Canal and Auchinstarry Marina, Roman Antonine Wall, wildlife reserves, extensive path network and friendly communities.'

*Monklands Ramblers

'Welcome to the best walking club in Scotland ... one of the largest R.A. clubs in Scotland, and the first Scottish R.A. club on the Internet! We are based in the Monklands area of Central Scotland in North Lanarkshire, some 12 miles east of Glasgow.'

*North Lanarkshire Council

'Walking is a great form of exercise. It is free, most people can do it, you don't need any special equipment and walking has many health benefits. To encourage people to walk more often we run a programme of weekly health walks covering both North and South Lanarkshire.'

*Strathclyde Country Park

'Close to the industrial centres of Scotland, the park lies in 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde, between Junctions five and six of the M74 motorway. Mature woodlands, rough wetlands, wildlife refuges and neat open parkland all surround Strathclyde Loch, the focal point for many of the park activities.'

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North Lanarkshire Council

Monkland Canal

'Gentle stroll, regular power walking or long-distance run. The Monkland Canal is a great place to stay active or up the pace for a bit of serious exercise. Along the way you are sure to spot some amazing wildlife!

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Scottish Canals

See also

The Monkland Canal [James's Canal Pages]

North Calder Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)10

'The North Calder Heritage Trail, which runs from Summerlee Heritage Park to Hillend Reservoir, was formally opened on 1st October 1999 by Karen Whitefield MSP.'

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