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Falkirk Tunnel, the highlight of my Scottish holiday

Walking through the Falkirk Tunnel, in Scotland. Could well be the highlight of my Scottish holiday. It’s 630 meters long, making it by far the longest canal tunnel, I’ve ever walked through. Thinking of it, it could well be the only canal tunnel, I’ve walked through. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a single other one, with a towpath, running through the tunnel.

So if, ever up in Scotland and looking for something very different. Then I would, recommend, going for a walk through the Falkirk Tunnel!

Falkirk Tunnel

The route we took, started at Camelon railway station, then along part of the Forth and Clyde Canal, to the Falkirk Wheel, then along the Union Canal, to Polmont railway station. A distance of 9.58.

Check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/2441792248

Falkirk Wheel 2012 visit

Here are some photos taken of the Falkirk Wheel during my October 2012 visit. To find out more about the Falkirk Wheel visit their website at www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk.

Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel

The full set of these photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/falkirk-wheel/.

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