Stage 3

                                                      Castlecary to The Kelpies  

      The day starts by passing under Castlecary viaduct, a Victorian railway line between Glasgow and Edinburgh. This part of the walk is on a minor road and then forest tracks and paths towards the Falkirk Wheel.  Just before the Falkirk Wheel is Roughcastle Fort, one of many Roman fort ruins along the Antonine wall. Shortly after leaving Roughcastle fort we arrive at the Falkirk Wheel, the only rotating boat of its kind in the world, where you will have the time to partake on a journey on the Falkirk Wheel. A visit to the 1746 Battle of Falkirk monument is next before heading  down and onto the towpath alongside the Forth and Clyde canal.  Then a visit to Calendar house before ending day at the Kelpies, the largest horse head statues in the world.
                                                                        Walk details:  23.8km/14.8 miles approx 8-9 hours  281m/923ft ascent