Queensferry - 21 November

Bo’ness on the southern bank of the River Forth was the starting point for the High walkers of St Leonards Ramblers on their most recent outing. Morning coffee in a local tea room set the walkers up for their trek along the river towards South Queensferry.

While the high group set off, the low walkers took the coach further east to Blackness where they visited the castle known as the “ship that never sailed” before setting off for the same destination.

Around halfway, the walkers veered inland to meander through the grounds of Hopetoun House Estate before returning to the shore to complete their trip. This took them  below both the dramatic structure that is the partly constructed Queensferry Crossing and the Forth Road Bridge. Arriving in South Queensferry within minutes of each other, both groups changed out of their walking gear and spread out over the town to enjoy the comforts of bars and cafes and indulge in some Christmas shopping before the journey home to East Kilbride.

The walks had been enjoyed in bright sunshine and had covered over six and eight miles respectively.