Sunday, March 16, 2014

Linlithgow Sunday 16th March 2014

Charlie wrote -

Twenty one walkers took part in today's walkabout in Linlithgow, a town bounded by the Union Canal to the south and the Palace and Loch to the north. 

  Setting off from the Station, East Car Park, and passing through an area called St Magdalene's, named after the local Distillery and now tastefully transformed into flats, we joined the Union Canal.   Proceeded via the Linlithgow Basin to Preston Road where we headed into town crossing the High Street to meet the Loch Trail.   Any connection with Rhona? 

 We circled the loch which accommodates sailing, fishing and a variety of wildlife, and with a minor deviation through The Cross, where the splendid Town House building stands, the Market Lane returned us to the loch side.   The Palace, a truly outstanding building, was next to be admired, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and home of the Stewart Kings.   On completion of the trail, refreshments were taken locally and a pleasant 5 miles walk came to a close on return to the car park with some window shopping along the way.