89) The Kelpies and Helix Park, Falkirk, Scotland.
You can also travel along the well made path to the Falkirk Wheel.


The Kelpies are two 30m horse head sculptures, by an artist called Andy Scott, built in 2013/2014.
They represent mythical shape shifting spirits - and are also a tribute to the working heavy horses of Scotland. The Forth and Clyde Canal was extended and these amazing sculptures were installed as guardians to the new waterway. Adjacent to the Kelpies area is the the Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland.
The Helix park contains wildlife reserves, sculptures, lake and children's play area's.

The Kelpies themselves are simply stunning sculptures. You can book a tour with a guide and I believe this means those who can - can enter the actual sculptures and walk up the stairs internally.
https://www.visitfalkirk.com/things-to-do/family-days-out/the-kelpies/

Route:
You can do as much or as little as you wish here, the site is fairly level so even manual wheelchair users can navigate it all easily. Where there are steps then ramps have also been provided.
We did a couple of miles in and around the Kelpies, but you can extend this to include more of the Helix park, and if you have time go right all the way to the famous Falkirk Wheel, a boat turning area which also has a huge boat lifting machine, quite a spectacular thing to observe.

Terrain:
Excellent paths for all wheels.
Some additional sections off road for very capable mobility equipment users.

Facilities on site:
Ample parking, lots of blue badge bays. Unclear if there is a charge to park as it was a bank holiday and the booth was not staffed during our visit.
Excellent toilets inc disabled (radar key) , cafe and facilities.

What might you see?:
Wildlife- lots of waterfowl, reed bunting, swans, geese, grebes, lots of different insects.
During our visit we could hear some kind of raptor inside the sculptures? sounded like a peregrine but this is not confirmed.






 
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