John Muir Way

Blue Blackness
  • Blue Blackness
  • Blackness Castle
  • Linlithgow Canal Centre in Autumn
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Hopetoun House at Sunset
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • The John Muir Way recognises and celebrates the life and legacy of one of Scotland's greatest pioneering conservationist.

    The new John Muir Way stretches all the way from Helensburgh in the West to Dunbar on the East Coast.

    This beautiful path goes past Linlithgow, where you can visit lots of fun attractions, stay in friendly accommodation, treat yourself to a nice meal in unique venues and enjoy fantastic events!

    Here are some key facts about the Way:

    • 134 miles/215km- 9-11 days walking or 4-5 days cycling
    • Fully way-marked
    • 6 country parks
    • 2 canals
    • 5 castles
    • 4 local nature reserves protecting birds, water voles, foxes and amphibians
    • Firth of Forth supporting up to 95,000 wintering birds

    You can choose to walk the entire way or only do a section.

    For more information on the different sections and what to See & Do along the path, please visit the website

  • Starting Point Linlithgow (section 6) 

    There are regular train services to Linlithgow from Edinburgh and Glasgow.





Linlithgow/ Linlithgow Bridge


  • Children Welcome
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Pet Friendly




  • Challenging

Linlithgow to South Queensferry

Distance: 14 mls/ 23km

Approximate time: 7 hours walking/ 3 hours cycling

Start: Linlithgow Bridge

Points of Interest along the way:

- Linlithgow Palace
- Linlithgow Burgh Halls
- Linlithgow Canal Centre
- Annet House & Gardens
- Beecraigs Country Park
- House of the Binns
- Hopetoun House
- Hopetoun Farm Shop


What's Nearby?

Look what else you can do!

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    • Town View Town View Self Catering

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