Falkirk to Linlithgow

Falkirk to Linlithgow

Falkirk to Linlithgow
Falkirk is home to a bustling pedestrianised town centre and hosts the Falkirk Wheel and The Helix, two of Scotland’s most well-known tourist attractions. Callendar Wood and Estate let you enjoy wooded walks and visit these permanent displays: The Story of Callendar House, a history covering the 11th to the 19th centuries; The Antonine Wall, Rome's Northern Frontier; and Falkirk: Crucible of Revolution 1750-1850, which tells how the local area was transformed during the first century of the industrial era. Further on, the route takes you through the outskirts of Linlithgow. The town centre is well worth a visit, as is Linlithgow Loch, which was probably in existence when the fairytale Linlithgow Palace was constructed in 1425. Today anglers and watersports enthusiasts enjoy the loch’s waters in summer, and wintering wildfowl take their shift in autumn when it’s quiet.

Overview

Key things to note about this route section.

Distance
8.5 miles, 14 km
Average time to complete
4 hours' walking, 2.5 hours' cycling

Path quality

The route follows the canal towpath then joins a grassy path along the River Avon Heritage Trail. Cyclists avoid the grassy path by continuing along the towpath and using minor roads on the outskirts of Linlithgow.

There are public toilets at both bus stations in Falkirk, the train stations and all of the large supermarkets. En route you'll find them at Falkirk Wheel, Callendar Park and in Linlithgow itself.

Essentials

Facilities

THE BIKE & SKI CLINIC
01324 718700
Linlithgow's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
Falkirk's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.

Accommodation

Spoke'n'Boot Camping Pods

Camping pods a short distance from the John Muir Way near Falkirk

LOCH HOUSE CARAVAN PARK AND CAMP SITE

01506 842144

Linlithgow's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
Falkirk's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
CRAIGS SELF-CATERING LODGES

07734 833988

BELSYDE HOUSE/FARM

01506 842098

BEECRAIGS CARAVAN AND CAMPING SITE

01506 844516