West of Clydebank along the A82 is the village of Bowling which showcases one of the great examples of British maritime engineering. Beside the picturesque harbour, which offers stunning views of the rugged Kilpatrick Hills, is the start of the recently restored Forth & Clyde Canal which stretches from Bowling all the way to Grangemouth on the Forth River. It was the world's first manmade sea-to-sea waterway and opened in 1790.