is there any nice walks on the shores of the river Forth from South queenferry
Yes east through Dalmeny or west along the shore through Hopetoune and onward to Blackness and Bo'Ness
what route do i take to go west through hopeton estate to black ness
From the front of Hopetoun House go along the left hand side (Lime Avenue) at the end of lime Avenue turn to your right. The path will then take a slight curve to the right and will lead you back down to the shore at which point you turn left and follow the shore line and that will take you to Blackness.Edited: 18 February 2014, 08:44
You can, of course simply walk within Hopetoun House's Gardens ... look up their website.
walkhighlands.co.uk/lothian/pentland-hills.s… (go to the bottom and view the area map first - there are many pins on it - then select a route of choice for details plus a better map) lists a few walks in the area - and gives details of that walk through Dalmeny Estate, continuing through to Cramond Brig, and you'd then head into Edinburgh. There's a short but spectacular walk around N Queensferry, and there's the Fife Coastal Path, which you can dip into - anything from an hour or two to many days.
The shore itself, west of S Queensferry is less attractive due to tide/mud/rock. Personal opinion.