Monday, 13 June 2022

 On Wednesday during Lanark lanimer week, Biggar Ramblers headed to Linlithgow for a 9 mile walk along the Union canal. Starting from Linlithgow train station they walked on the very flat tow path, passing families of swans and ducks on the water. The canal was built in 1822, closed in 1965 and reopened in 2001 as part of the Millenium Link. The group walked over the Avon Aqueduct with great views over the valley, then had a lovely coffee n cake stop at a canal side cafe. Fully refreshed they proceeded on the tow path and through the Falkirk tunnel, a Victorian cobbled orifice of 630 meters, which has been well maintained with lighting and handrails. The walkers returned to Linlithgow by train from Falkirk High Station.