- 26 August 2022
- 09:45 - 19:00 BST (GMT+1)
Linlithgow Canal Centre Manse Road Linlithgow Basin, EH49 6AJ Scotland
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Join the Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) for a day trip along the Union Canal from Linlithgow to the Falkirk Wheel and back to celebrate the Bicentenary Year of the opening of the canal.
The engineer for the canal which ran from Edinburgh to Lock 16 on the Forth & Clyde Canal was Hugh Baird.
Meet at 9.30am at the Linlithgow Canal Basin. The boat will leave at 9.45am.
On the journey, we will:
- Pass Slamman Dock which was built as a transhipment basin;
- Cross the second longest Aqueduct in Britain and the longest in Scotland;
- Pass under the Laughing Greeting bridge;
- Sail through the Falkirk Tunnel;
- Pass the head of the original lock flight which connected the Union Canal to the Forth & Clyde Canal;
- Descend locks 1 & 2 built as part of the Millennium Link project to reopen the canal to through navigation;
- Sail Through Roughcastle Tunnel, under the Edinburgh & Glasgow railway;
- Descend via the Falkirk Wheel arriving at the Wheel Basin at approximately 1.45pm.
A sandwich lunch with tea or coffee will be available on the outward journey.
The return trip will leave the Basin at around 2.30pm returning to Linlithgow between 7-7.30pm.
The cost for the return trip (including a trip on the Falkirk Wheel and a sandwich lunch) is £30 per person.
The trip is limited to a maximum of 36 places, so booking is essential.
Joining instructions will be sent out mid-August.
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