Stroll through West Lothian this Autumn
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” The season of colour has arrived and it is arguably the most beautiful time of the year. Here are some of our tips on the most stunning walks you can embark on this autumn.
The John Muir Way is one of Scotland’s most well-known walks and is famous for its beautiful scenery as it passes through historic towns and welcoming villages. Part of the route heads across the top of West Lothian, from Falkirk to Linlithgow on a picturesque path. On the way why not take in spots of interest such as Linlithgow Palace or head into Linlithgow Town centre were you will be able to enjoy food and drink from a wide range of delightful cafes and restaurants.
The John Muir Way then continues from Linlithgow to South Queensferry where you will be able to stop in at some of the country's most iconic historic properties. These include the breath taking House of the Binns, home of the Dalyell family since 1612, and Scotland’s finest Stately home the beautiful Hopetoun House. The beauty of this walk combined with the amazing attractions surrounding it make it a must do this autumn.
As well as the John Muir Way the area of West Lothian is also host to three stunning country parks. With so much space to roam these parks are the definition of “the great outdoors”. Whether you take the kids for a cycle ride, a visit to the play park or for a romantic stroll hand in hand with a loved one, this is a lovely way to spend an autumn break.
For more ideas on how to best spend your time in West Lothian this colour filled season check out our blog.