Kinneil Friends' hike will celebrate John Muir

The Friends of Kinneil are staging a special walk on April 21 from Kinneil House in Bo'ness to Blackness Castle to mark the birth of enviromentalist John Muir.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 1st April 2018, 4:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 1st April 2018, 4:19 pm

The walkway which runs through Kinneil and Blackness was named in Muir’s honour in 2014.

Running from 10.30am to around 4pm the 12-mile round trip includes a stop at Carriden Church, where local walkers will join the group for the walk to Blackness.

The walkers will have a break at Blackness Castle (pictured) before returning to historic Kinneil House at the western edge of Bo’ness.

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The day starts from outside Kinneil Museum (which isn’t open that morning) and anyone aiming to take part is advised they should be able to complete a longer walk than this one.

Walkers are also advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear, and to bring a drink and some food for the break at Blackness.

Meanwhile the group regrets that dogs can’t be accepted on this walk.

The event is part of a range of celebratory events to mark the birth of John Muir, the Scottish naturalist, author and environmental philosopher who was born on April 21, 1838.

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