This West Lothian family walk is an easy circular stroll around the stunning Linlithgow Loch. If you are looking to get your kids outdoors in West Lothian and wanting a nice walk that is not too long and difficult, then Linlithgow Loch is perfect for that afternoon family stroll.
Some parts of the walk can be muddy if it has been raining (which is common in Scotland!), so it may be an idea to bring wellies so your little ones can go puddle jumping.
You could just do the walk or you could explore Linlithgow further by heading to Linlithgow Palace and walking around the town. There are a number of cafes, pubs, shops for you to look around and get a drink or a bite to eat.
Linlithgow Loch Circular Walk
Parking in Linlithgow
There are several car parks in Linlithgow. We usually park at the Long Stay Carpark which is located up near to Tescos.
Starting the Walk
As it is circular you can start at various points. We tend to walk anti-clockwise from the long stay car park which seems to go against the grain, as everyone is walking towards us! You could start at the palace and walk from there.
It is pretty easy to follow but there are a few signposts around the town if you need a helping hand to guide you.
Total Walk Time
Roughly an hours walk depending on how fast your little ones walk.
Play Areas in Linlithgow
There are 2 play areas located near to the Palace which is good fun. They are also good for when you need to give your kids a target to keep them walking.
The public toilets at the Vennel have now been closed. However, if you head over to the West Lothian Council website you can find where other toilets are located in Linlithgow for you to use.
Mostly flat, incline up to the palace. On the Palace side of the loch, it is mostly tarmac, however, on the other side of the loch, the path can be pretty wet and muddy (weather dependant).
Yes, although probably best for an all-terrain pram so your little ones are jumping about too much.
Have you been to Linlithgow Loch before? Let me know in the comments below what you thought of it!
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