Healthy Habits

We all lead busy lives.

So building walking and cycling into your daily routine is the best way to develop Healthy travel Habits.

Shop Local          Walk Local          Bike Local

You’re never far away from your local shops, sports centre, school or entertainment. Keep an eye out for the blue route signs and standalone maps in your area to find out just how close local facilities are.

Bearsden map
Bearsden

Map of Kirkintilloch and Lenzie
Kirkintilloch and Lenzie

Milngavie Map
Milngavie

Lennoxtown

Milton of Campsie

 

 

High definition maps are available to download from the Document section of this page.

Not far? Leave the car
Walking and cycling there makes you feel better and enjoy the local community more. It normally saves you time too. Check out our downloadable maps and leaflets (high definition download available in the Documents section) to see how much ground you can cover in 20 minutes. You’ll be surprised!

Be a role model!

Our children are more likely to reach their potential as active, independent people if they are shown how to get around by walking and cycling. Please think of the kids!

Fancy some company?

There are a range of led walks in and around East Dunbartonshire. These are a great way to see the local area with fellow walkers. See the links in the Documents section for more information.

Cycling advice

For advice on how to get cycling visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/cycling

What is the Healthy Habits project?

The Healthy Habits project is designed to encourage local people to walk and cycle more as part of their everyday journeys. Blue route signs and standalone maps are in towns across East Dunbartonshire to highlight the best way to local facilities and the time it takes. We’ve also prepared some handy pocket-sized maps that you can download from our Documents section or pick up in your local community places (Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milngavie, and Bearsden at the moment).

It is our aim to continue developing the signing and maps initiative across East Dunbartonshire to help people put on their walking shoes and get on their bikes for everyday trips. Not only to improve their health but that of their local communities too.

East Dunbartonshire is well known for its fabulous network of excellent routes like the Forth Clyde Canal, Bears Way, Allander Way and Strathkelvin Railway Path but also for quiet residential streets and local paths that can get you to get to the shops, train station and town centre.

Go on!  What’s stopping you from getting into the Healthy Habit?

Contact
For further information or to request maps for your workplace, organisation or club, please email: cycling@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

The John Muir Way, which runs through East Dunbartonshire, is the ideal way to discover some of Scotland’s unique historic environment.

The 134-mile route – which stretches across Central Scotland - takes in castles, historic towns and villages, stunning coastal scenery as well as Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. 

In the East Dunbartonshire area, the trail passes through various local communities and gives people an opportunity to discover the fascinating history of the nearby Antonine Wall.