Leaving Linlithgow I walk the lowland Avon River path, passing under one of the 23 arches of the Avon Railway Viaduct.
The woods are strong with the lovely ainseed smell of Sweet Cicely crushed under foot.
I join the Union Canal again as it crosses the Avon. Then continue along the canal towpath, looking out to the fiery tops of the Grangemouth oil refinery in the distance.
Leaving the towpath I pass through a tiny tunnel with my bag scraping on the roof.
I then enter the Callander Estate on the edge of Falkirk. Walking through the forest I come across Callander House - a mixture of Scottish baronial pile and French chateaux. From here it's only ten more minutes to the centre of Falkirk for the night.