Image for May 1, 2011 - Union Canal - Ratho to Linlithgow A walk along the Union Canal at Linlithgow. Ratho Tourism Ratho Hotels In a previous post I walked from Ratho into the start of the canal in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. There weren’t even any moored up with people living on them, liked I’d seen on most of the other canals I’ve walked. Turn right at the main road and head into the centre of Linlithgow. Linear walk from Polmont to Linlithgow via Union Canal towpath and Muiravonside Country Park. There are 21 Ratho tours and river cruises to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries.Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure! The Walker set off happily and I think he dodged most of the rain showers. Start time: 9:35. U3A Walks (Winter) B List of Walks (as at 10/01/2021) This document contains descriptions of walks done (or planned) by the group. As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.There are 1 user reports for this walk - click to read them. It opened in 2002, reconnecting the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project. On Saturday, I crossed part of an interesting walk off my Scotland Bucket List. The walk from Linlithgow to Falkirk in the afternoon was much the same as the morning. Nice area to walk around - See 997 traveller reviews, 184 candid photos, and great deals for The Bridge Inn at Tripadvisor. The path is hard surface and absolutely level unless you choose to do the optional detour into Linlithgow. • Arthur’s Seat Distance: 5.5km; duration: 1.5 hoursNo visit to Scotland’s capital is complete without an attempt at scaling the imposing, iconic Arthur’s Seat. By rail: Falkirk High station sits right on the trail by the Union Canal. Click for details. Along the route, you’ll pass interesting sights on the canal … 150 yeards before the viaduct turn right down some steps by the Avon Heritage Trail signpost. The next section runs from Linlithgow to Ratho, passing farmland, woodland and the settlements of Broxburn, Winchburgh and Philpstoun. Starting from Linlithgow Canal Centre, head west towards the Avon Viaduct (3 miles). Ascent minimal. Group Linlithgow. Why not write the first?Write your own report - there's £150 to win from Cotswold Outdoor each month Add this walk to your wishlist. The Bridge Inn is situated on the banks of The Union Canal in the conservation village of Ratho, 7 miles to the west of Edinburgh. The walk to Linlithgow was OK. Much of the canal was wooded and peaceful, until I got closer to Linlithgow itself. Built between 1818 and 1822, the Union canal was designed by Hugh Baird and was originally used for transporting coal before competition from the railways caused it to close to commercial use in the 1930s. It is a contour canal - with no locks - ensuring this stage of the route gives flat and easy walking. In places like Ratho and Linlithgow the canal is a focus for tourism, with canal trips, canal museums and even floating restaurants on offer, but apart from these two spots – one about eight miles from Edinburgh and the other at the end of today's walk – the Union Canal is utterly lifeless. This section of the canal had to be diverted to pass under the M8 motorway, constructed in the 1970s by simply filling in the canal at the appropriate point. Wanderings through art, film and travel by Hal Weaver. Local Group. Port Buchan has been landscaped to offer picnic benches and a grass area adjacent to the canal and offers a good place to rest weary feet. 13.25ml. From the north side of the road bridge in Ratho turn right to head down to the Union Canal towpath, and then turn right again to head along it, passing back beneath the bridge. Forth & Clyde and Union Canals towpath: Union Canal: Ratho to Lochrin Basin: Ratho: Walking: Medium: 7.89 miles: Scottish National Trail: Ratho to Linlithgow: Ratho: Walking: Medium: 13.05 miles A route following the towpaths of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals from Glasgow through Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Linlithgow, Broxburn and Ratho to Edinburgh. Even at 7am it was busy, with both cyclists and runners. Bus to Polmont. In a similar fashion to the Linlithgow Union Canal Society, the aptly-named Bridge 19 to 40 Society cover the area between canal bridges 19 and 40 - taking in Broxburn, Winchburgh and Philpstoun - and run a couple of narrowboats with the aim of promoting the enjoyment of the canal amongst the local community. Walk 7034 invites you to take the train and bus from Edinburgh to Ratho Village and stroll back eastwards on the pleasant, mostly tree-lined towpath of the last eight miles of the canal. Although maintained after Scotland's monarchs left for England in 1603, the palace was little used, and was burned out in 1746. Wed, Mar 20, 2019, 12:00 PM: Come join me on this lovely peaceful 7 mile 'jaunt' along the Union Canal. There weren’t even any moored up with people living on them, liked I’d seen on most of the other canals I’ve walked. The Forth and Clyde canal pathway runs between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde and is a 106-kilometre-long (66 mi) footpath and cycleway that runs across Scotland, between Bowling, west of Glasgow, and Lochrin Basin (Edinburgh Quay) in Edinburgh.The path runs on the towpaths of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals and is entirely off road. Start at Saltaire statio… With pictures and maps. Map and Route Description for walk around Linlithgow. They hire rowing boats and narrowboats, and they provide regular boat trips on the canal for the general public. The walk to Linlithgow was OK. Much of the canal was wooded and peaceful, until I got closer to Linlithgow … Being in the vicinity of Edinburgh I opted to walk another stage of the Forth & Union canal, my second. The restored Niddry Castle is visible beneath a huge bing, before the canal passes through Winchburgh in a deep cutting. They offer boat trips during the summer months. The Scottish National Trail follows almost the entire length of the Union Canal. The cafe does a good range of snacks and drinks and there are nice views to enjoy as well. The Long Distance Walkers Association - to further the interests of those who enjoy long distance walking Ratho was the first place I had seen a few canal boats, but there weren’t many. Scotland is under national lockdown. There were glimpses of sunshine but more often with rain spots and drizzle. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. The lift is named after the town it resides in of Falkirk in central Scotland. We pride ourselves in producing delicious locally produced food, including using our own home grown veg and our own bred pork. The canal itself seemed dead though. The Bridge Inn: Canal Walk Lunch - See 997 traveler reviews, 184 candid photos, and great deals for The Bridge Inn at Tripadvisor. This time I am heading west so it is Ratho to Linlithgow. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate 09.30. A Picture from Edinburgh to Linlithgow: 'Ratho is right on the Union Canal' Return to the story of my walk from Edinburgh to Linlithgow. Head through the narrow concrete tunnel. The palace was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Sco tland in the 15th and 16th centuries. You can find it on the southern side of the loch at postcode EH49 7HN for your sat navs. The wooded, dappled towpath comes close by the noisy M8 at one point before swinging away and continuing to the Almond Aqueduct. A short distance before Broxburn the canal passes a British Waterways depot, complete with a selection of interesting dredging boats that appear ideal for removing submerged shopping trolleys at speed. A walk near Union Canal, starting from Ratho, with pictures and plotted on a map. Walk length: 8 miles. Being the only the pub in the village, The Bridge Inn is a community pub in the heart of the village. Click for details. The shopping, business and café complex is located at the end of the Union Canal off the A702/Fountainbridge road between Ponton Street and Gilmore Park. A short distance beyond Broxburn the canal passes a British Waterways depot, complete with a selection of interesting dredging boats that appear ideal for removing submerged shopping trolleys at speed. There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh Park Station to The Bridge Inn, Ratho by bus, taxi or foot. Ratho Inns. There weren’t even any moored up with people living on them, liked I’d seen on most of the other canals I’ve walked. Restaurants near Linlithgow Canal Centre: (0.20 km) Taste (0.21 km) Mason Belles Kitchen (0.21 km) Barleo (0.17 km) The Old Post Office (0.22 km) The Jersey Bean; View all restaurants near Linlithgow Canal Centre on Tripadvisor $ Some of the Ratho was the first place I had seen a few canal boats, but there weren’t many. There were apparently “unmissable “things to see along the canal – and as usual he was right! The Bridge Inn: Great hotel, Views of the Union Canal, Great food. The railway station is located a short distance below the museum at Manse Basin, and is easy to spot from the elevated towpath; this is the end of the stage. The excellent Lochside Cafe is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. The World Heritage Site of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh is close to the end of the route. The restored Niddry Castle is visible beyond the settlement below another huge shale bing, and disconcertingly the canal begins to head southwest below further bings. Leaving from Fountainbridge, I walked 14 miles of the Union Canal getting as far as Broxburn. From here, follow the towpath for 34.3km in a general westwards direction until it enters Lithlingow; pass some moorings on the left and a couple of beach-hut style buildings on the right, and just before a road overbridge is reached at NT00427695, turn right past a squeeze-gap in a fence to join a road. There are no walk reports for this walk. Union Canal Walk Route From Edinburgh to West Lothian. These are two of the major roads running into Edinburgh.There is a network of paths around Ratho and the surrounding area, and you can also walk or cycle along the canal towpath. Union Canal, Edinburgh. Day 74 - Linlithgow to Falkirk Public transport is very good in this area and so The Walker demanded that I walk with him for the whole length of today’s walk to the Falkirk Wheel! Paths. Central & Lowlands. Wednesday, 12 November 2014. Soon the canal banks are wooded; a path off to the right leads up to the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena where there is a cafe. 150 yeards before the viaduct turn right down some steps by the Avon Heritage Trail signpost. The Bridge Inn is situated on the banks of The Union Canal in the conservation village of Ratho, 7 miles to the west of Edinburgh. It’s 35 miles in length and takes in a variety of historic buildings such as Linlithgow Palace – birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots – as well as wildlife such as herons and kingfishers. Group Walk. We will be walking at our usual brisk place, with a short stop for (y Linlithgow is served by a regularly-updated website, which contains current information on getting to, and around, the town. Ratho is a major hub on the canal, with numerous jetties housing liveaboards on their narrowboats as well as hire companies and boat trip operators. The stage ends here; to reach the road in Ratho turn left immediately after passing under the road bridge. Ratho - Linlithgow. Wed, Mar 20, 2019, 12:00 PM: Come join me on this lovely peaceful 7 mile 'jaunt' along the Union Canal. Ratho. The Bridge Inn: Just a walk on the canal - See 997 traveler reviews, 184 candid photos, and great deals for The Bridge Inn at Tripadvisor. This time I am heading west so it is Ratho to Linlithgow. Built between 1818 and 1822, the Union canal was designed by Hugh Baird and was originally used for transporting coal before competition from the railways caused it to close to commercial use in the 1930s. The walk is mainly a tree lined wooded environment, easy flat walking. Does your firm want to sponsor this route. Ratho itself is a major hub on the canal, with numerous jetties housing liveaboards on their narrowboats as well as hire companies and boat trip operators. Follow this trail and at the end turn right up a narrow road, then left towards traffic lights. The story of a 22-mile walk from Edinburgh to Linlithgow in southern Scotland, done as part of a three-month trek from Land's End to John o'Groats. Finish: The Bridge Inn, Ratho. Follow this trail and at the end turn right up a narrow road, then left towards traffic lights. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. using a map and compass. preceding leg: This trip is part of a series. Again, boat trips are offered during the summer months. The canal was popular with kayakers and paddle boarders though. The next section runs from Linlithgow to Ratho, passing farmland, woodland and the settlements of Broxburn, Winchburgh and Philpstoun. In a previous post I walked from Ratho into the start of the canal in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. There were a few people around the barges but by and large a quiet place this morning. Does your firm want to sponsor this route. It replaces the eleven locks that used to allow boats to traverse the 110 ft (34 m) height difference between the two canals. I saw one canal boat moving, and only a handful moored up. Walk along River Avon and the Union Canal at Linlithgow. News Opinion Columnists Comment: High cost of making UK a foreign land POLITICIANS have long gravitated towards the Hebrides in summer. Flight of steps. Thankfully the canal is now heading east once again. Built between 1818 and 1822, the Union canal was designed by Hugh Baird and was originally used for transporting coal before competition from the railways caused it to close to commercial use in the 1930s. Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. The Glasgow train gets in at 10;59hrs and the Edinburgh arrives 10:56. Linear walk from Polmont to Linlithgow via Union Canal towpath and Muiravonside Country Park. Search for an LDP; Learn more about Long Distance Paths; Frequently Asked Questions; LDP Location overview map; LDP Information. The Union Canal connects Edinburgh and Falkirk. At times it runs along the towpath of the Union Canal, a wonderful wildlife corridor and recreational space. After Ratho, the canal reaches the Slateford Aqueduct which carries it high above the Waters of Leith just outside Edinburgh and now goes through increasingly built up areas reaching the Lochrin Basin , a short walk from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy a 2½ hour cruise aboard one of our 40 seater boats ( Saint Magdalene or Saint Michael) from the canal basin in Linlithgow to the Avon Aqueduct, which carries the Union Canal over the River Avon. The canal is remote for the next few kilometres as it passes through farmland before reaching the small village of Philpstoun. Walk 7034 invites you to take the train and bus from Edinburgh to Ratho Village and stroll back eastwards on the pleasant, mostly tree-lined towpath of the last eight miles of the canal. Please let us know by clicking here. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. The Falkirk Wheel allows water craft to move between the Forth & Clyde and Union canals. Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are situated in the town of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, 15 miles (24 km) west of Edinburgh. Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. You can also enjoy a stroll around Linlithgow Loch. The path is hard surface and absolutely level unless you choose to do the optional detour into Linlithgow. Further on the canal briefly runs near the railway line; the next section of the canal had to be diverted to pass under the M8 motorway, constructed in the 1970s by simply filling in the canal at the appropriate point. Route (Following the Union Canal) General Notes. The Edinburgh Canal Society, the Bridge 19-40 Canal Society and Linlithgow Union Canal Society promote general use of the canal. Linlithgow station is on the same line. Recommended option. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Tea or Coffee and biscuits are served on board. Union canal: Linlithgow to Ratho. Mt at the c.p. The Bridge Inn: Canal Walk Lunch - See 981 traveller reviews, 180 candid photos, and great deals for The Bridge Inn at Tripadvisor. Scotland. Start Time. The Union and Forth & Clyde Canals, Route 754 is an entirely traffic-free cycle path from Edinburgh to Glasgow. using a map and compass. Looking at the map, I thought I would have gotten a lot further – at the start of the day, I thought I would make it to Linlithgow without any trouble. Geograph - photograph every grid square. Long Dist. Cross with care and pass a car parking area tantalisingly out of reach on the far bank before curving left and continuing along the wooded, dappled towpath. We'll walk all of the way on the towpath... passing through woodland and open countryside. The Scottish National Trail follows almost the entire length of the Union Canal. Walk length: 3 miles Connecting the cities of Liverpool and Leeds, this canal is 127 miles in length, but you don’t have to walk all of it! The Union Canal, completed in 1822, is 31.5 miles long so there is the option to go very far. Built between 1818 and 1822, the Union canal was designed by Hugh Baird and was originally used for transporting coal before competition from the railways caused it to close to commercial use in the 1930s. Ratho has a bus service to Edinburgh. This fascinating walk will allow you to take in engineering marvels such as aqueducts including the Slateford Aqueduct which takes the canal over the Water of Leith in Edinburgh, the Almond Aqueduct near Ratho and the 810 ft. long Avon Aqueduct near Linlithgow, the second longest in the United Kingdom. Ratho to Linlithgow The Union Canal between Ratho and Linlithgow is tucked away between other busier transport links and offers a get-away-from-it-all feel. Cycle Route along the Union Canal from Falkirk to Linlithgow. Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner. Any website will use types of information gathering tools, for example cookies, to function. Please let us know by clicking here. At its western end the Union Canal links with the Forth & Clyde Canal by virtue of the Falkirk Wheel (see Walk 3192). A walk along the Union Canal at Linlithgow. Head through the narrow concrete tunnel into open countryside once more. Despite being significantly smaller than the Avon and Slateford Aqueducts, the 130 metre Almond Aqueduct is just as pleasant, carrying the canal 23 metres above the wooded River Almond gorge below. Rail station at Linlithgow; rail and bus to Linlithgow and Ratho. From Starting from Linlithgow Canal Centre, head west towards the Avon Viaduct (3 miles). Back on the towpath, the canal soon opens out at Wilkie's Basin, with a mock castle on the island in the middle of the winding hole used by a cruising company. Walk 7034 invites you to take the train and bus from Edinburgh to Ratho Village and stroll back eastwards on the pleasant, mostly tree-lined towpath of the last eight miles of the canal. Day 73 - Ratho to Linlithgow The forecast was supposed to be for a fine day; the campsite owner Jean had also said yesterday that it would be nice, she was sure - unfortunately it never quite materialised. Ratho to Linlithgow. Port Buchan has been landscaped to offer picnic benches and a grass area adjacent to the canal and offers a good place to rest weary feet. Turn right at the main road and head into the centre of Linlithgow. Details of accommodation, shopping, and activities, as well as information about Linlithgow's history, is also available at the site. Ratho was the first place I had seen a few canal boats, but there weren’t many. Linlithgow, West Lothian Linlithgow (; Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Iucha, Scots: Lithgae) is a town in West Lothian, Scotland. It takes 10 minutes on the bus or a 30 minute walk along the canal to reach princes street gardens in the heart of edinburgh. It was a cracking December winter day, ideal for a low level walk. The John Muir Way is a coast to coast walking and cycling route, running 134 miles across central Scotland from Helensburgh to Dunbar, birthplace of John Muir. The route can be joined or left at … By bus: Falkirk is well served by a number of bus routes including the 35 service that runs between Falkirk and Kilsyth/Croy, while the X38 links Falkirk and Linlithgow on route to Stirling or Edinburgh. beside the Bridge Inn. An ancient town, it lies south of its two most prominent landmarks: Linlithgow Palace and Linlithgow Loch, and north of the Union Canal. Today (a Friday) was busy, so I’d hate to think what it was like at the weekend. The canal leads past a number of large shale bings, spoil from the once thriving Scottish shale oil industry; the last shale oil works closed in 1962. Read reviews, search by map and book your Inns in Ratho with Expedia.ca We'll walk all of the way on the towpath... passing through woodland and open countryside. On the approach to Linlithgow a road is crossed by another aqueduct, and a series of jetties are passed with Linlithgow Union Canal Society narrowboats and visitor vessels moored. The Almond Aqueduct is west of Ratho and takes the canal 23 m (75 ft) above the River Almond. These short boat trips aboard Victoria enable you to view Linlithgow from the canal, each trip taking about 25 minutes.. The Canal effectively starts at the Falkirk Wheel which stands at 115ft above the valley of the River Carron. You also pass the Almond Aqueduct which carries the canal 23 metres above the wooded River Almond gorge. The unique Falkirk Wheel boat lift bridges the 35 metre vertical gap between the two canals. In fact, it links up with the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk, so that you can cycle all the way from Edinburgh to Glasgow. You can also enjoy a stroll around Linlithgow Loch. It is a contour canal - with no locks - making this stage from Lithlithgow give flat and easy walking. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Scotland is under national lockdown. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate Lighthouses require to … Sun, Feb 28, 2016, 11:00 AM: Meeting at Linlithgow station. It was historically West Lothian's county town, reflected in the county's alternative name of Linlith gowshire. Photos by Stephen Worsfold . The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Walk Details: Event Type. Linlithgow Canal Centre: Beautiful canals - See 176 traveler reviews, 83 candid photos, and great deals for Linlithgow, UK, at Tripadvisor. Have you found an error or is any information wrong or missing? Leaving Linlithgow along the towpath on the north side of the canal, passing a series of jetties with Linlithgow Union Canal Society narrowboats and visitor vessels moored, before crossing a minor road at a small aqueduct. Sunday, May 01, 2011. Numerous bridges, impressive aqueducts and the pretty Linlithgow canal basin are highlights of this 13 mile/21.5km route. Ratho is right on the Union Canal View … The Avon Aqueduct is the longest and tallest in Scotland and the second longest in Britain, after the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales. Linlithgow Loch Pubs/Cafes. Being the only the pub in the village, The Bridge Inn is a community pub in the heart of the village. Search for a Local Group Social Walk; Frequently Asked Questions; Walks Database (**NEW**!) The canal soon opens out at Wilkie's Basin, with a mock castle on the island in the middle of the winding hole used by a cruising company in nearby Ratho. Have you found an error or is any information wrong or missing? From It may look like a challenge from the bottom, but the climb is straightforward, depending on what route you take. Ratho is right on the Union Canal View … Engineering enthusiasts will also appreciate tunnels, viaducts and bridges encountered … This section of the canal is calm, quiet and easy walking, before the canal gently curves right (south) to enter a deep cutting slicing through the centre of Winchburgh above. These are mostly used to make the site work for you and do not usually directly identify you, but they can give you a more personalised web experience. Geo-Trips:: Walking the Union Canal between Ratho and Lin's Mill Union Canal A walk from Ratho, Wed, 15 Feb 2012 by Anne Burgess. Despite being significantly smaller than the Avon and Slateford Aqueducts, this 130 metre aqueduct is just as pleasant, carrying the canal 23 metres above the wooded River Almond gorge below. The aptly-named Bridge 19 to 40 Society helps promote use of the canal between canal bridges 19 and 40 - taking in Broxburn, Winchburgh and Philpstoun - and run a couple of narrowboats with the aim of promoting the enjoyment of the canal amongst the local community. Ratho is located close to both the M8 and the M9 motorways. A Picture from Edinburgh to Linlithgow: 'Ratho is right on the Union Canal' Return to the story of my walk from Edinburgh to Linlithgow. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Weekends: Every Saturday and Sunday between Saturday 11th April till 27th September 2020, leaving the canal basin approximately every half hour from 1:30 pm until 4.30 pm. It is a contour canal - with no locks - making this stage from Lithlithgow give flat and easy walking. We've rounded up the best tours and river cruises in Ratho in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. Leisurely 6 miles / 9.7 km. Linlithgow. Returning to woodland a path leaves the towpath on the left leading up to the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena - there is a cafe and outdoor equipment shop onsite if a quick bouldering session doesn't appeal. Bus to Ratho from Edinburgh; Linlithgow is well served by both bus and train. Region. Beyond Philpstoun the canal passes over a further small aqueduct and enters woodland punctuated by old shale bings. Distance. Cruise out of edinburgh over the slateford aqueduct through the wester hailes linear park to ratho home of edinburgh canal centre the magnificent almond aqueduct takes you to linlithgow. If you live locally to the canal, as I do, you can take shorter journeys and then head back the … As part of my ongoing plan to walk the full length of the Union Canal, I set off from Linlithgow and made suitably slow progress, punctuated by several short diversions off the towpath to investigate this and that, and by taking lots of photographs, until I reached the far end of the tunnel at Falkirk. The next section of canal is quiet and very rural, crossing a small aqueduct and passing the village of Philipstoun. There’s a popular three-mile walk from Saltaire station to Bingley ‘Five Rise’ – five locks built in a staircase formation, known as the wonder of the waterways. You also pass the Almond Aqueduct which carries the canal 23 metres above the wooded River Almond gorge. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. The A8 and A71 run parallel to the north and the south of the village. At 115ft above the valley of the Loch at postcode EH49 7HN your. 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