Wanderings & Windings: Beneath the Three Bridges trail

24 October 2019
This map and trail comprises a loop around the southern shore of the Forth, linking the mining landscape of West Lothian with the estates of Dundas Castle and Hopetoun House, and the coastline between Blackness and Queensferry.

The 19.5 miles/31km walk explores the Union Canal and woodlands through to Philipstoun Muir. Blackness and Midhope castles add a shot of glamour as both have been used in the Outlander TV series.

Passing beneath the three world-famous Forth bridges, this route starts and ends at Dalmeny Station. It can be divided into two smaller loops using the road from Duntarvie Castle to Abercorn.

Wanderings & Windings

Wanderings & Windings are nine heritage trails around Stirling, Falkirk, Fife and Clackmannanshire, encouraging people to explore the wildlife and history of this unique landscape at the heart of Scotland.

The project, with a total value of £67,000, worked closely with local communities around the Inner Forth to develop a suite of day-long, waymarked and promoted walks and cycles. They use existing paths and tracks to encourage local people and visitors to the area to explore the landscape and discover some of the many hidden gems to be found around the Inner Forth. These include:

  • nature hotspots
  • historic buildings
  • riverside views
  • cultural landmarks
  • places to escape from the bustle of urban life


Explore all nine routes here.


(bridge image copyright David Parker; walk text and map copyright Inner Forth Futures)