I’m down to do a big walk of 42 miles in May of next year so the weather being rather nice on Wednesday it was time for a bit of training.

Plan was to get the train to North Queensferry and then walk back via the coast into Edinburgh as far as possible in the short winter day.

After some faffing about, including Scotrail not being able find a driver for the train I was getting, I got to North Queensferry and headed for the Forth Road Bridge to start my walk.

It was a perfect day for low level walking. Cold and sharp in the air but not uncomfortably so. In the end I managed 30Km before the light failed and I jumped on a bus home.

Of course there was an opportunity to stop for photos alone the way.