Leaving Linlithgow you travel through some wonderfully rural countryside. The Fisherrow walk gives you superb views and was used by wives of fishermen travelling between Bo'ness and Linlithgow to sell their catches. If you fancy cruising the route, try hiring an electric bike in Linlithgow before journeying on. Bo'ness itself is a delightful town with an architectural mix that ranges from 16th-century housing to the Hippodrome Cinema from the 1920s. Look out for steam railway and bird-watching opportunities by the shore. Further on you journey through the large, beautifully managed Hopetoun House Estate before reaching the southern end of the Forth's road and rail bridges at South Queensferry. The town also boasts a harbour and numerous fine restaurants.
Mainly quiet roads and tracks.
There are several public toilets in Linlithgow: at the rail station, Sainsbury's, Homebase, the Vennel and the Water Yett, one in Blackness at the Square and three in Bo'ness at Tesco, Provost Road and East Pier bus station.
Key things to note about this route section.
14 miles, 22.4 km
Average time to complete:
7 hours' walking, 3 hours' cycling
Points of interest
Queensferry museum helps visitors to explore the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.
Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th-century stable block of Kinneil House, and acts as an interpretive centre for Kinneil Estate. The exhibition '2,000 Years of History' tells the story of the park from Roman times to the present day.
Historic Home of the Dukes of Hamilton, the house dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries. It's open on selected days throughout the year and guides from The Friends of Kinneil take people through the House and tell its fascinating story. Check with Kinneil Museum for information on the next open days.
The Hippodrome is Scotland's oldest purpose-built cinema. Screening everything from blockbusters, to foreign cinema, indie gems, and classics, it also hosts the annual Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in March each year.
The Village Shop sells groceries - from fresh rolls, chilled and frozen foods, confectionery, Cold drinks, ice cream and gifts. Our take away section - provides hot and cold rolls, toasties, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.