Oct 2022 – The Bowline at Bowling Harbour

Scotland’s answer to the New York Highline was unveiled at Bowling Harbour in West Dunbartonshire with the transformation of a disused railway viaduct into a state-of-the-art linear park and walking, wheeling and cycling route at the western gateway to the Lowland canals in September 2021.

It has recently won the Master Planning/Landscaping: Public Realm/Landscaping Award at the Scottish Design awards.  I think you will agree that ‘’ Master Planning/Landscaping: Public Realm/Landscaping Award’ trips off the tongue very nicely.

The route is shown on current OS mapping as starting at NS 44947 73638 (Bowling Harbour, east end) and finishing at NS 40525 75385 (between Dumbarton Central and Dumbarton East stations, west end), although there may be more now at either end, which the OS does not yet show.  The route is substantially on an old railway formation, with plenty of bridges/viaducts at the Bowling Harbour End.  The trail, part of NCN7, links the towpath of the Forth & Clyde Canal with the wider National Cycle Network.

For more information see The Bowline at Bowling Harbour – Scottish Canals