Canals and railways – on foot

I started 2017 with such grand plans for a great outdoors year with a lovely walk on each of the the first four days of the year. Fast forward a few months to the end of March and no more walks had happened, thanks to a combination of work, rubbish weekend weather, family stuff and other commitments.

Then at last warm sunshine on days we were free to get out and about. So in glorious sunshine we set off by bus to Broxburn where we got onto the Union Canal towpath and headed towards Edinburgh with the aim of finishing in Wester Hailes from where we could catch a bus home (accessibility by public transport being a key consideration for us as we don’t own a car!).

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I have now completed walking the canals all the way from Falkirk to Fountainbridge, next I just need to walk west from Falkirk to Dumbarton ….

Our second “transport” related walk was the following weekend on the Penicuik to Bonnyrigg section of the Penicuk to Dalkeith railway walk, this is one I’ve done many times but on a sunny day it’s always enjoyable and this was our only chance to get out that weekend, walking part way home after lunch with the parents! No photos of this one, I was too busy just enjoying the sun.

Now less than three weeks until I will be in Yorkshire, crossing fingers for sunshine and many walking opportunities