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.

If you fancy planning a longer route, our East Dunbartonshire Cycle Map will help you  prepare for your journey. With 17 routes across the area, many on off-road paths suitable for the whole family, you're sure to find somewhere new to explore by bike. The map also highlights points of interest along the route such as Lenzie Moss Nature Reserve, Roman Remains and the Auld Wives' Lift as well as hints and tips to keep your bike in working order. 
 

Bearsden map
Bearsden

Map of Kirkintilloch and Lenzie
Kirkintilloch and Lenzie

Milngavie Map
Milngavie

Lennoxtown map

Lennoxtown

Milton of Campsie map

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?

Looking for something further afield?

If you fancy trying a longer walk or trail, why not check out EDLC’s Trails and Trails programme, walk the Thomas Muir Way or take in part of the John Muir Way or West Highland Way.

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