We were blessed with sun on Easter Monday and I didn’t want it to go to waste, the only diffcult thing was choosing where we should go. We are so lucky where we live to have beaches, forests, castles and bridges so close along with The Helix Park and Kelpies right on our doorstep.
I wanted to do something different though and had often seen a signpost for Blackness Castle when we used to live in Linlithgow and thought it would be nice to plan a walk there. The castle itself stands on the Firth of Forth in the Burgh of Linlithgow. There is a walk that you can do from Bo’ness to Blackness and I decided to do that.
I went onto Walkhighlands to get the details of the walk and off we set. The walk itself is lovely, going in between walking along the banks of the forth, to through some forest with the forth to the side of you peeking out through the trees.
The paths are well laid out but you do need to be aware that it is part of the cycle pathway so you will meet a few cyclists along the way.
We stopped in the castle grounds for a breather, thankfully there were a few benches doted around and even though it was busy it didn’t feel too busy.
And from the bottom corner of the castle grounds you get a lovely few of the Forth Road bridges.
The walk on Walkhighlands was advertised as being 5.25miles. We clocked it up at 5.8miles from start to finish. The thought of doing the 3 miles back to the car again from the castle was tough but once we got started again the walk was actually quite nice. I love being near the water so think that that helped me loads!
We all really enjoyed the walk and it’s definitely one that we will be doing again.
What a lovely way to spend the bank holiday.