On a cold and misty morning I went for a walk round Linlithgow Loch, and here is the evidence that I both left the house and got some exercise. Linlithgow Loch and the palace which overlooks it really is stunning in all weathers, but my favourites include snow and winter sunshine. Unfortunately it was neither snowy or sunny when I went my walk.
Rest assured, I will be posting at some point about the stunning palace and the peel, the place I played hide and seek as a child, sunbathed (ineffectively) as a teenager, and the place where Mary Queen of Scots happens to have been born.
The loch itself provides a lovely walk and some fantastic opportunities to photograph the palace from all angles. It is home to plenty of wildlife, and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its waterfowl population. From fishing to canoeing to jumping in in the summer (not advisable), there is always plenty to see and do round the loch, and interpretation panels explain its history and creation, glacial pond to park land of the Scottish Kings.