livingston group logo

Livingston Group

We are the Livingston Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
1 of 0

Overview

The walk starts at the Tesco long stay car park before following pavements to the canal basin and upwards to Hillhouse Woodland and Beecraigs. After a  short stop at the Visitors Centre  for refreshments before we will proceed past the Loch and into woodland. Return will be via the Hillhouse Woodlands and towpath of the Union Canal.

The terrain varies from tracks, woodland paths, towpaths, pavements and some road walking. 

 

 

Thursday, 28 December 2023
Meeting time:
9:30 am
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.4km / 8.3mi
Ascent:
400m / 1312ft
Type:
circular

Along the route we will visit Learmouth Gardens, the ruins of the Carmelite Friary and the Beecraigs Country Park Visitors Centre.

There are toilets at Tesco, the Visitors Centre and the Balvormie barbecue site. 
 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • No Stiles

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NT 03705 68626
Nearest postcode:
EH54 8EG
what3words:
comical.deep.ready
Meeting time:
9:30 am

Meeting at Livingston North Railway Station, South side at 9.30am for car sharing

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 00694 77172
Nearest postcode:
EH49 7HB
what3words:
folk.somewhere.driven
Start time:
10:00 am

Long stay car park at Tesco at 10am

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking