Prehistoric man, Romans, kings and queens of both Scotland and England, Covenanters, Jacobites and industrialists have all left their mark on West Lothian, the county at the crossroads of Scottish history. Situated to the west of Edinburgh and sandwiched between the
southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the rolling Pentland Hills, it is also home to some of the finest, yet often unheralded, scenery in Lowland Scotland. This collection of 40 town and country walks explores the fascinating historical heritage and surprisingly tranquil landscapes of the area.
Other walking guides for the local area are available - please see separate listings.