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Aqueduct and river on blue backgroundRiver Avon Heritage Trail (Scotland)

13 km / 8 miles

Falkirk, W Lothian
The trail extends along the River Avon between Avonbridge and Linlithgow Bridge that is the border between Falkirk and West Lothian.

The River Avon flows over weirs and waterfalls and in narrow gorges and the path keeps as close to the riverbank as possible, using boardwalks on occasion, and crossing from bank to bank. Chains have been installed to aid crossing some of the tributaries.

The disused Westfield Viaduct dominates an early section of the route. Closer to the finish are Muiravonside Country Park, with visitor centre, and the Avon Aqueduct that takes the Union Canal over the river and is the second longest in Britain. The trail ends just beyond the Avon Viaduct carrying the main Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line.


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Waymark: Aqueduct and river on blue background
Aqueduct and river on blue background
Average Gradients; River
NS912725 - Avonbridge, Falkirk
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NS983769 - Burgh Mills Lane, Linlithgow Bridge, Falkirk
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13.0 Km (8.1 miles)
172 m (564 ft) ascent
139 m (456 ft)  maximum height