Union canal: Linlithgow to Ratho

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 - making this stage from Lithlithgow give flat and easy walking.

Terrain

Variable grade surfaced towpath

Public Transport

Rail station at Linlithgow; rail and bus to Linlithgow and Ratho. Traveline Scotland.

Start

Linlithgow. Map and directions.

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