Route Planning

Got questions about how to best get from A to B?

No matter if it is for leisure, a commute to work, popping to the shops or something a bit further afield we can help you with your route and chat with you about some useful tools to help make planning your route and following it that bit easier. The Hub team have a wide knowledge of local walking and cycling routes and how to link your journeys up. We know where the great paths are locally, handy short-cuts for getting around and we'll help you to find a route to suit your needs. 

We have our fab wall maps (covering both Falkirk and the Forth Valley), copies of the Falkirk Green Travel map, the HarTT route (A circular cycle route connecting The Helix, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar Park), handy booklets with local walking and cycling route suggestions and even National Cycle Network maps that cover the wider Forth Valley. Pop in and pick up a copy. We can even assist you with planning a specific route via smartphone apps or online tools such as Strava or RideWithGPS. We've got you covered whether it's something local or maybe something further afield!

Looking for ideas for cycle routes?

A range of routes for different types of cycling can be found via the links at the top of the page.

Online tools for cycle route planning

A great online tool is CycleStreets (also available as an app). You enter a starting point and end point for your journey. The tool will provide you with three different options:

  • fastest route
  • balanced route
  • quietest route

It will also estimate how long the route will take.  We would recommend CycleStreets over Google Maps. 

You could also plot your own route online, save it and use your mobile phone for turn-by-turn voice navigation. There are quite a few programs/apps out there for free that work well. Try Strava or Ride with GPS.

Walking routes

If you're looking for walking routes in Falkirk please head to VisitFalkirk for some great suggestions and other resources to find routes in the local area including the Helix and the John Muir Way.

The Walk Highlands website also has several popular routes taking in many local historical and scenic sites along the way.

If you are looking to walk with others then we would recommend contacting our friends at StepForth and Braveheart as these groups provide friendly and accessible walks in most areas of Falkirk on a weekly basis.