Falkirk, in the central lowlands of Scotland, is an area rich in culture and history. It boasts a remarkable 617km of paths, all of which are well signposted and maintained. Those making everyday journeys are well catered to with wide pavements, green infrastructure and many easy to navigate routes around the town’s shops, services, bars and restaurants. Those who want to explore a little wider can do so on foot from the town centre, with many routes linking up areas of town and countryside in an interesting and unique way.
Falkirk was nominated because it provides a distinctive mix between large scale 20th redevelopment and well-preserved historical neighbourhoods whose small shops, cafes and pleasant walking routes contribute to a very welcoming area for walkers. The Roman remains, canals, and waterways provide this town with great places to walk. With its incredible features such as the Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel, and a public right of way through the city centre, it’s been referred to as the secret success story of Scotland.
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