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Forth and Clyde Canal trip

Event organised by ICE

13 July 2024
13:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)
Lock 16 on the Forth and Clyde Canal
Near Union Inn
Port Downie
Falkirk, FK1 4QZ
United Kingdom
Add to Calendar 13-07-2024 13:15 13-07-2024 17:00 false Europe/London Forth and Clyde Canal trip Lock 16 on the Forth and Clyde Canal, Falkirk

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£16.67 (Excl.VAT)

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Please note: The start time of this event has changed to 13.15. Please ensure you arrive no later than 13.15 at lock 16, beside the Union Inn as the boat will leave at 13.30.

Join the Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) for a boat trip on the Forth & Clyde Canal to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Smeaton, the canal's engineer.

The journey starts to the west of Lock 16, the top lock on the long climb up from Grangemouth where canal joined the river Forth. The trip will pass the Golden Jubilee lock which gives access to the Falkirk Wheel Basin and the Falkirk Wheel.

On arrival at Bonnybridge the party will disembark and look at the lifting bridge which was built during the Millennium Project to restore the canal to through navigation and walk down to the “Radical Pend” the original road crossing here when the canal was built.

The trip will give people a chance to see how engineers solved the challenges of road and rail traversing the canal over the years.

Tea & coffee will be available on the journey.

It is expected that the trip will arrive back at Lock 16 between 4.30 and 5.00pm.

The trip costs £16.67 (excluding VAT).

Please note: due to limited spaces and anticipated high demand, early booking is strongly encouraged.

Anyone with accessibility requirements should email [email protected] to discuss before booking.


Lock 16 on the Forth and Clyde Canal
Near Union Inn
Port Downie

For more information please contact:

Lyndsey Pollock

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