Start at the back of Sainsburys and head across the waste ground northish towards the canal bridge with the pipe. You will need to go close to the fence round the gas pump to get past the new green 2 strand fence. Go across the bridge, left and slightly downhill. At the first corner turn, left over a rickety wee bridge. This takes you on a great path that runs between the canal and the railway. The path passes the Winchburgh Junction, famous as the name of a Billy Connolly banjo tune. You meet the “Drovers’ Road” (blocked because of the construction site) that comes over the canal bridge with the metal railings and runs up to and over the motorway. Now you can either return by the canal or turn right over the railway bridge and head uphill. Just before you reach the motorway bridge, take the track to your left. This winds past the disused Craigton Quarry – West Lothian’s largest quarry.
When you get to a high stone wall, take the right fork to go behind the riding stables beside Craigton House. Watch out for the manure! You now reach a road. Turn left. If you continue over the railway bridge, you can go back to Winchburgh by the canal or cross the railway bridge and turn left to go along the Bedlam paintball track and through the “battlefield” to find the canal very close to the south side or just past the farm entrance, go through the gap in the hedge, to your right, where there was a gate. Then go along the grass strip at the side of the field, round the corner and parallel to the railway track. When you start to go uphill, take the track that appears to the left and crosses the railway on a sloping bridge. This is close the site of the great Winchburgh Rail Disaster (1862).
Go over the railway bridge and towards the canal. You can turn back along the canal or go over the bridge (watch out for the temporary railings). Then you can either turn immediately left and when you hit the road go nearly straight over onto Lady Walk, a bridle path for horses (can be rough and muddy), on the south side of the canal, or take the narrow path that goes straight ahead. The path has brambles on both sides and may become impassable later in the year. It will take you to a fork just before a rusty oil drum pheasant feeder.
Turn left along a rough path. You get back onto the road you crossed earlier. There are three possibilities: turn right and walk along the road to the main road back to Winchburgh (the roads are very quiet just now!) or turn left and go back by the canal or then right, along Lady walk, cross the bridge and walk back by the canal.