Our Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides writer and researcher, Jonathan Mosse looks at the creation of another futuristic ‘gateway’ on the Forth and Clyde Canal. In his article in the May 2012 edition of Waterways World he explains how The Helix has the potential to upstage the iconic Falkirk Wheel a few miles up the canal.
The Helix features:
£43m of development over 730 acres
950 yards of new canal
A pair of giant Kelpies (mythological horses) taller than the Angel of the North.
Large lagoon/watersports centre
21 miles of pedestrian and cycle paths
750,000 trees planted