Kinneil Halt – Alight here for fresh air and beauty!
Located a few minutes by train or a 30 minute stroll from Bo’ness Station you’ll find Kinneil Halt. It’s right in the middle of a nature reserve and has some of the best views across the water to Fife and the Ochil Hills, which are a long range of steeply sided, round topped hills, stretching 25 miles from the Firth of Tay to Stirling.
As well as views, see wonderful flora and fauna close up, there’s many different species of trees, bushes and flowers a lot of which are actually on the platform itself. They are of course wild flowers so please do not pick them but leave them for everyone else to enjoy.
These photos were taken in May 2020 by our Business Development Director, Amanda. She says “during the last few weeks I have been re-discovering my local area on my daily walks with my family and living in Bo’ness there is no shortage of fresh air and space to explore. I would encourage any visitors to the railway when we are able to move about safely again not to miss Kinneil Halt and a stroll back to Bo’ness Station. The path is wide, flat and level and forms part of the John Muir Way so a very simple walk. also on the way you may like to take in a refreshment at the Corbie Inn located on the way or pop in to Bo’ness Town centre and browse the historical streets and visit the local shops, you’ll always get a friendly welcome.”
Please remember, it is not safe to walk along the track or next to it so please keep to safe paths out with the boundary of our railway track.
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375