The lower stretch of the Forth & Clyde Canal is a tranquil space for walking and cycling and home to a cluster of exciting creative organisations. While you are here why not take a walk along the canal and experience all that this remarkable area has to offer.
If you wander along North Canal Bank Street from the Play Port venues towards Speirs Wharf, you will be met with rows of colourful canal boats, the snug and welcoming Ocho Café and excellent views across the city. Continue your journey along the waterway and from there, you will reach the iconic headquarters of the National Theatre of Scotland – Rockvilla – as well as The Whisky Bond, which is home to a host of exciting creative producers including Glasgow Sculpture Studios. It’s likely you’ll be greeted with people fishing, paddleboarding, cycling and running by the canal as you go.
As you turn the corner, you’ll reach Applecross Basin and Canal Basin House, a historic C-listed building currently being restored to house a food-based community and social enterprise project. From there, you’ll reach Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve where you can enjoy the wildlife and read about the history and heritage of the canal from the panels dotted along the towpath.