Details of path networks along the route of the Antonine Wall around the Falkirk area with information on accessability. Many of these have been signposted and some have visitor panels to give some background information.
These two very short paths are well surfaced and suitable for disabled visitors but getting to them is difficult from the housing side of Tamfourhill Road as there no protected crossing or dropped kerbs available. More extensive views of the 'Wall' can be seen further along and on the other side of Tamfourhill Road but these surfaces here are unsurfaced and steeper. (20mts/80mts).
This route covers two small sections of the Antonine Wall and both sites can be found directly adjacent to Tamfourhill Road to the south of Camelon.
Both these walks are along surfaced stone paths but there are no other facilities except those in Camelon. Wheelchair access is difficult from the main road which can be quite busy and there are no clear crossing areas over the road.
This very short walk to view the Antonine Wall leads to an opportunity to explore Polmont Woods with the extensive path network. Short walk only suitable for disabled the path network through the woods has varying surfaces and gradients..(100mts)
This very short walk (100mts) begins at Polmont Woods car park where a short walk along the tarmac track brings you to a seating area which straddles the Wall.
There is seating and interpretation boards but unfortunately no toilets however there are shops, pubs and other facilities at nearby Polmont.
Nearby Polmont Woods offers further paths and tracks of varying surfaces and gradients for more exploration and some nice views
The Antonine Wall is highly visible here and sits alongside Callendar House which has much to offer the inquisitive visitor and hosts a permanent exhibition of local history in the museum. The surrounding network of paths throughout Callendar Woods and the Mausoleum offer an interesting four mile circular route. Full disabled facilities available. (700mts - < ½ mile)
Callendar Park is a wonderful area to explore and the Antonine Wall can be seen clearly in the grounds of the impressive Callendar House which has been restored by Falkirk Council and has permanent exhibitions and contains and excellent library archive of local history.
From Falkirk Town centre follow the signs for Callendar Park (approx 5 minutes walk). From Estate Avenue turn left into Seaton Place and past the series of high tower flats to reach the small car park at the Park Gallery and Tea Room
There is a tree lined path uphill towards the flats and from here you will get a tremendous view of the Wall.
The Park offers much more and has a network of forest paths to explore through Callendar Woods - the Mausoleum is quite fascinating
There are plenty of facilities available including a children's play area, kiosk and toilets (disabled toilet also).
Underwood Lockhouse to Seabegs Wood
Starting from Underwood Lockhouse follow the canal towpath towards Seabegs Wood. A further walk continues to Bonnybridge and beyond to visit the Falkirk Wheel site. (3.5km - 2 miles)
This is quite a long walk at around two miles but it is well worth the effort and the Antonine Wall is reached via a small underpass beneath the Forth & Clyde canal and through a beautiful oak wood.
From the car park at the community centre in Bonnybridge there is a short (and steep) uphill walk to the level of the canal towpath which leads to the underpass and Seabegs Wood
The underpass (known locally as the 'Pend') is not particularly wheelchair friendly
At Seabegs Wood a steep farm track leads uphill to a mown grass pathway on the right. This is the Military road and from here you follow a circular route back to the main gates and retrace your steps towards Bonnybridge.
Facilities are few and there are no toilets at the site. Bonnybridge is the nearest point where public facilities are available.
Kinneil Estate - long
This longer walk around Kinneil Estate follows the course of the Antonine Wall through scenic parkland, the east and west ponds and a roman fortlet.
(1500mts - 1mile)
This longer walk around Kinneil Estate offers many fine views and can be accessed from two points along Provost Road.
A circular tour from Kinneil House, passing the east pond and on to view the remains of the Roman fortlet and then further to the west pond. The fortlet is marked out with wooden posts.
Follow the stone path at Kinneil Church and onto a mown grass path on the right. This is now the course of the Antonine Wall you are walking on.
There are seats spaced at regular intervals and help to provide a guide around the route.
The return leg from the west pond can be wet and rough ground during winter and wheelchair users should use caution before attempting this.
A reasonable stroll at 1500mts (1 mile) with most of the path from Kinneil House on grass. No gradients to speak of and no steps to overcome. Situated close by Bo'ness there are a variety of other sites of interest including the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Birkhill Clay Mine, and a cycle route to South Queensferry along the coast road via Blackness and Hopetoun Estate.