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Blackness to Bo'ness on the John Muir Way

Blackness to Bo'ness on the John Muir Way


Postby lizintransit » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:12 pm

Route description: Linlithgow to South Queensferry , John Muir Way

Date walked: 29/03/2014

Distance: 24 km

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Walked the Blackness to Bo'ness bit of the John Muir Way in a biting north east wind, late March. Glad to be walking westward and so ( unusually )not to be walking directly into that wind since you're pretty exposed right on the sea wall a lot of the time. Indeed the tideline suggests if there's a high tide and a big wind from the east you might get wet feet on this bit!
Great views across the Forth all the time and mature woods on the shoreside. I met few people except dog walkers ( it's mostly fenced off from fields and stock so a Mutt's paradise.)
Bo'ness is a real example of a small town regenerating itself and its interesting architecture.........a good bookshop ( though not stocked up on John Muir stuff yet) and friendly cafes. Wonderful mudflats at Kinneil ( for birds...) with a hundred or so godwits, redshanks and curlews all feeding on them.
Public transport for this bit is OK....bus to Blackness from Linlithgow and buses from Bo'ness to Linlithgow or Edinburgh.
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