The famous Forth and Clyde Canal which runs parallel to the River Kelvin, supports canoeing and
canal boats for the water enthusiast. Auchinstarry Quarry is a mecca for rock climbers, while the
canal and Banton Loch continue to attract the fishing fraternity.
Golf is on offer at the Kilsyth-Lennox, Westerwood and Dullatur golf courses, to name but a few.
Bird watching, orienteering, nature pursuits and pony trekking are also popular in the area.
History buffs will be delighted to discover Scotland's Roman frontier, the Antonine Wall, running along the top of the southern slopes of the valley, as
well as a wealth of Covenanting history which centres around the Colzium site
of the battle of Kilsyth. The area is also well known for Revival history.
For those wanting a change from the busy leisure pursuits, Kilsyth with its Main Street
combines 'traditional shops' and newer establishments with places to eat and relax in a safe pedestrianised environment. Don't miss the ornamental bridges over the burns or the nearby Burngreen.
The Kelvin Valley is well situated within easy reach of Scotland's two major cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as being only a short drive away from
the Trossachs and Loch Lomond. Its position makes it an ideal touring base for those wanting to visit those places and beyond.