Linlithgow to South Queensferry

Linlithgow to South Queensferry

Linlithgow to South Queensferry
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.

Overview

Key things to note about this route section.

Distance
14 miles, 23 km
Average time to complete
7 hours' walking, 3 hours' cycling

Path Quality

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.

Bo’ness Revival Hill Climb, Kinneil Estate – 1st and 2nd September 2018

A short diversion will be in place on the John Muir Way at Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September 2018. Please see map here of the closed and diverted route. 

On these dates, Kinneil plays host to the Bo’ness Revival Hill Climb – a classic car challenge race, featuring over 100 historic racing cars from the early 1900s to the 1980s. The event takes place over two full days and celebrates over 80 years of racing at Kinneil, Scotland’s first true motor racing venue.

For more information on the event, and spectator ticket information, visit http://www.bonessrevival.co.uk/.

Facilities

The Village Shop
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.
South Queensferry's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
Bo'ness' selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.

Accommodation

South Queensferry's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
Linlithgow's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
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