Come and join me for a gentle 11 mile stroll (approximately 5 hours excluding breaks) from the Falkirk wheel to Linliithgow.
We will commence walking from Camelon train station at 11:20 and will head to the Falkirk wheel, once we are at the wheel we will stop for a quick pitstop.
There are toilets and a small café in the visitor center, the chocolate and orange fudge is highly recommended.
We will then follow the Union Canal heading towards Linlithgow.
On the way we will pass through a varied landscape from open fields to concrete jungles and we also pass through a couple of tunnels, one of which I would suggest you bring a torch for.
Although this is a fairly lengthy walk it should be acheiveable for any one with a reasonable level of fitness.
As we will be walking in fairly open countryside please make sure you are adequately equipped for the worst the Scottish weather can throw at us.
By signing up for this walk you acknowledge that you are responsible for you own safety and no organiser or other members can be held liable for any misfortunes you may encounter.
As with all of the groups walks dogs are permitted but should be kept under control at all times and please not that retractable/flexible leads are a trip hazard for everyone so are not permitted.
The train is 9.40 return, however if we all meet at Waverley we can split up into groups and get a group saver which can reduce the costs significantly.
The Millennium Link was an ambitious £84.5m project with the objective of restoring navigability across Scotland on the historic Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, providing a corridor of regenerative activity through central Scotland.
A major challenge faced, was to link the Forth and Clyde Canal, which lay 35m (115ft) below the level of the Union Canal. Historically, the two canals had been joined at Falkirk by a flight of 11 locks that stepped down across a distance of 1.5km, but these were dismantled in 1933, breaking the link.
What was required was a method of connecting these two canals by way of a boat lift. British Waterways (now Scottish Canals) were keen to present a visionary solution taking full advantage of the opportunity to create a truly spectacular and fitting structure that would suitably commemorate the Millennium and act as an iconic symbol for years to come.
The resultant, a perfectly balanced structure that is The Falkirk Wheel - the world's first and only rotating boat lift - was the eventual outcome of our collaboration with a design team that combined international experience of joint venture contractor Morrison-Bachy-Soletanche with leading specialists from Ove Arup Consultants, Butterley Engineering and Scotland-based RMJM architects.
Completion of The Millennium Link project was officially marked by Her Majesty The Queen on 24 May 2002 at The Falkirk Wheel.