Unleash Your Wanderlust: Walking and Cycling Adventures at The Helix
Welcome to The Helix, where nature's beauty intertwines with the spirit of adventure, inviting you to embark on thrilling walking and cycling journeys. Our pathways connect 16 communities via 26 kilometres of paths - so there's always a new route to try.
The Helix offers a network of winding pathways that meander through lush greenery and enchanting woodlands. Whether you prefer leisurely strolls, a refreshing cycling or more challenging runs, our trails cater to all fitness levels, ensuring everyone can experience the wonder of nature's embrace.
Our commitment to accessibility ensures that our walking and cycling routes are designed with inclusivity in mind, we welcome all to explore the wonders of our park.
Embrace the freedom of exploration, and let The Helix be the backdrop for your next unforgettable adventure.
We believe in the power of walking to enhance your well-being and bring communities together. Walking is a simple yet effective way to improve your health and fitness, and the best part? It's entirely free!
Not only do these groups offer a chance to get active, but they're also an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and enjoy some fun-filled moments together.
Our Helix walking group schedule:
- Monday, 10am, Health Walk
- Monday, 7pm, Heart of the Helix Walk
We're fortunate to be connected to not one, but two National Cycle Routes, as well as the renowned John Muir Way, spanning from Dunbar in East Lothian to Helensburgh in Argyll and Bute. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a leisure rider, our park offers a cycling paradise to suit every preference.
While our connected routes offer a fantastic cycling experience, there's no need to stick to a set path. Take the opportunity to venture beyond and immerse yourself in the sheer beauty of our extensive path network.
Experience the magic of our connected routes or forge your own path, whether you're exploring solo or with a group of friends, let the open pathways be your guide to unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.
COMING SOON! Please note this route is scheduled to be sign posted February 2024
Length: 16km / 10 miles
Route type: Loop
Difficulty: Medium, family-friendly with 4 road crossings
This is a 16km, medium difficulty circular route for adventurous families. The Heart of Falkirk Trail starts at The Helix and travels by cycleway, towpath and woodland trail past The Kelpies, Rosebank Distillery, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar Park.
The route takes in some of our best attractions and tourist destinations close to the Kelpies. Enjoy the sites and sounds of nature as you ride along the River Carron and through Abbotshaugh Woods where you will find the impressive Love and Kisses artwork. Your journey will take you near historic industrial sites that helped place Falkirk at the heart of Scotland’s industrial revolution – including the old Carron Works, once home of the largest iron works in Europe. You will pass the restored Rosebank Distillery and the famous Falkirk Wheel, follow 2 canals, and ride through Callendar Park where you can visit a new beginners mountain bike track and the historic Callendar House.
With plenty of opportunities to pause and enjoy spectacular wildlife and history, the route runs mostly on traffic-free paths and tracks. There are one or two short on-road sections and 4 road crossings.