Country Parks

Country Park Closures

The following services within our country parks are CLOSED 

  • Almondell & Calderwood Country Park - Visitor Centre, Public Toilets, Play Area and BBQ Area. As of 24 March 2020 the North Car Park will be closed
  • Beecraigs Country Park - Visitor Centre, Balvormie Public Toilets and Play Area, Sutherland Building, Animal Attraction Viewing Shed, BBQ Area and the Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site. As of 24 March 2020 all car parks will remain closed. The Hideaway Cafe at Beecraigs is also closed
  • Polkemmet Country Park- West Lothian Leisure facilities, the Scottish Owl Centre, Public Car Parks, Play Areas and Public Toilets. As of the 24 March 2020 all car parks will remain closed
  • All Ranger Service events and bookings have been cancelled until further notice

There is a need to follow the national NHS and Government guidance and difficult decisions have been made to close services within Parks & Woodland in the best interests of public and staff health as the public threat from Coronavirus escalates. It is vital that social distancing keeping 2 metres apart and avoiding gatherings is observed.

Further information:- Guidance on Social Distancing

Please help us to limit the spread of Coronavirus. People have been asked to stay at home and travel must only be for essential purposes.

The website will be updated when a date for reopening of facilities and services is agreed.


Video Introduction - West Lothian's Country Parks - Offering year round fun for the whole family

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Beecraigs Country Park is a great place to visit. It caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational activities within its 370 hectares (913 acres) and can be discovered nestled high in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow. The Park is open throughout the year and admission is free.
Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn. The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, play area, picnic areas with seating and a barbecue facility. West Lothian Leisure operate the golf course, driving range and Visitor Centre within the Park.
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Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is tucked out of sight in the valley of the River Almond between Broxburn and East Calder, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is probably the best kept secret in West Lothian!
Visitors to Almondell & Calderwood Country Park, Beecraigs Country Park and Polkemmet Country Park can experience the invaluable skills that the Ranger Service provides.