Hitting the Heights (of West Lothian)

For this walk, we feature a trip out of Armadale along the old M8 – no, not that one. The road we’re referring to is the original road between Glasgow and Edinburgh, that was built in the 1640s and was the first road in Scotland of more than a metre wide.

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Walk – Blackridge and the Watershed

It is hard to appreciate the significance of the narrow waist of Scotland between Forth and Clyde – less than 25 miles – in times before modern road and rail transport. Consider also complications caused by even quite small watercourses in soft ground and you begin to see what an undertaking any travel was in former times. Read the rest of this entry »