National cycle route 75

North Lanarkshire Council, in conjunction with Sustrans, has installed the Edinburgh to Glasgow Cycle Route (NCN 75)

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This route joins the Clyde Coast and Glasgow to Edinburgh and provides links to Loch Lomond.

It follows dismantled railways and riverside and canal tow paths, connecting urban areas to the countryside. Most of the route has easy gradients. You can do short sections by joining the path at different points or even do the whole route if you are feeling energetic.

From Bells Bridge in the centre of Glasgow the route follows the River Clyde as far as Uddingston where it crosses under the M74 and enters North Lanarkshire. It then heads towards Coatbridge and Airdrie. The NCN 75 route has split responsibility in terms of maintenance, due to the various owners of different sections along the route.

However, the council should be the first point of contact for any comments. These should be directed to the council for co-ordination of any work on the route.

The route is detailed on the SMARTways map, however North Lanarkshire has also produced a SMARTways NCN 75 route map. These maps are in the process of being updated to take account of the new route, from Drumgelloch to the council boundary in the east, due to the reopening of the Airdrie to Bathgate rail line.

Sustrans are actively seeking voluntary rangers to act as their 'eyes and ears'. Can you help?

If you find a fault or repair that needs to be fixed, please let us know by contacting . Let us keep our routes attractive for users.

This route is detailed on the pdf icon Smartways Map [5Mb]

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