Union Canal Evening Walk - Stage 4

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Jul 10

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6 miles (9.5 km)

We plan to run these at four-weekly intervals during the spring and summer months, interspersed with a similar series of walks along the Forth & Clyde Canal in the west.

Completed in 1822 to transport coal and minerals to Edinburgh, the Union Canal is approximately 31 miles (50 km) in length. After falling into disuse in 20th century, having succumbed to more modern means of transport, the Union Canal enjoyed a new lease of life as part of the Millenium Link project, which also saw the canal reconnected to the Forth & Clyde Canal by means of a boat lift (The Falkirk Wheel).

This fourth leg of the series will cover a relatively short stretch heading westwards from Linlithgow across the Avon aqueduct and finishing at Polmont.

Avon Aqueduct
Avon Aqueduct


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