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Forth Bridges Trail

A circular walk

Three bridges spanning three centuries, magnificent views over the Firth of Forth, historical facts, mythical tales, urban wildlife and the historic settlements of North and South Queensferry. It's all yours to discover on the new Forth Bridges Trail.

Explore at Leisure

The iconic Forth Bridges and historic communities

The Forth Bridges Trail is a circular walk that takes in the iconic Forth Bridges and the distinctive historic communities of North and South Queensferry.

The trail is approximately 5 miles. You can start it at any point with plenty of stops on the way. 

The area is rich in history, heritage, wildlife, nature and beauty. And you’ll get some pretty impressive views of the bridges.

The trail will take you across the bridges by foot, cycle or train to explore both sides of the Firth of Forth. You can also take a boat trip under the bridges. 

We’re excited to share the story of the bridges and some of the history, quirks and characteristics that make this area so special.

Follow the trail signs to look out for the world’s smallest working lighthouse, the rock ledges where ferries landed, and Hawes Inn, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped.

Read tales of the Butlaw Fairy, the ghostly howl and the monkey's revenge. And most of all, enjoy the three bridges spanning three centuries.

Start the Forth Bridges Trail

Pick any of the trail stops below to begin your circular walk

Railway Station

North Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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War Memorial

North Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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Battery Road

North Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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Railway Pier

North Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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Forth Road Bridge

North Tower
Trail Stop >
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Forth Road Bridge

South Tower
Trail Stop >
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Port Edgar

South Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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The Binks

South Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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The Harbour

South Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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Bellstane

South Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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High Street

South Queensferry
Trail Stop >
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Seals Craig

South Queensferry
Seals Craig Trail Stop
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Hawes

South Queensferry
Hawes Trail Stop
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Dalmeny Station

South Queensferry
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Top 10 Bridge Viewpoints

Where will you capture your best shot?
Top 10 Forth Bridge Viewpoints

Be Inspired to Visit the Bridges

Watch our new film at your leisure and start to plan your visit

Forth Bridges Trail Maps

For North & South Queensferry

You can also use ///what3words to guide you to the trail signs. The ///what3words reference is given on each trail stop page. 

CW TRAIL MAPS