Our readers’ favourite routes to tackle with bikes and kids include plenty of flat terrain – towpaths and old railway lines – from the Firth of Forth to the Cornish coast
If you like scenic, level cycling with views, Bo’ness to Blackness Castle and back is one of the best around. Ample parking at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway affords easy access to the well-signposted and fairly level Sustrans NCN Route 76 along the River Forth with views of Blackness Castle and three of the most famous Forth Bridges. There are beaches along the way for a picnic. Simply return by the same path or continue on through Hopetoun House (grounds now open) to South Queensferry for a longer day out.