Beecraigs Country Park

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.

Country Parks - Level 4 Information

Following the Scottish Government update on 24 February 2021, the lockdown will continue in line with the Scottish Government guidelines.


The Visitor Centres at Beecraigs Country Park and Almondell & Calderwood Country Park are now closed as is the Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site and the Secure Dog Area at Beecraigs.


The outdoor areas at Beecraigs, Almondell & Calderwood and Polkemmet Country Parks remain open to enable exercise and recreation to be undertaken with appropriate physical distancing in place, but should only be visited in line with travel restrictions. When visiting the outdoors during the coronavirus outbreak it is essential to comply with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Public Toilets

Public toilets are open at Polkemmet Country Park and at Balvormie within Beecraigs Country Park. It is not possible at this time to open the public toilets within Almondell & Calderwood Country Park.

The Hideaway Café

The Hideaway café at Beecraigs is also closed, please go to their facebook page for details.

West Lothian Leisure Golf and Driving Range

For information on the West Lothian Leisure golf and driving range facilities, please check their website.

Visiting the Country Parks

Guidance on stay at home regulations came into effect on 5 January 2021 Scottish Government - Stay at home guidance where advice is to travel no further than you need to reach to a safe, non-crowded place to exercise in a socially distanced way. 

To minimise the risk of spread of coronavirus it is crucial that unnecessary travel is avoided. Up to 2 people from 2 separate households can meet outdoors for sport, exercise or social interaction. Children under 12 do not count towards households or numbers when meeting outside; children under 12 do not need to maintain physical distance from others indoors or outdoors. The members of an individual or extended household can meet outdoors for sport, exercise or social interaction.

Please help us by following Scottish Government guidelines.

  • Carefully plan your trip to any of West Lothian's countryside locations ensuring that you follow guidance, only visit if you can within the existing travel restrictions - stay local to where you live please.
  • Please enjoy your visit safely and responsibly - help us to continue to provide our Country Park facilities by planning ahead taking account of the winter weather conditions, avoid busy places, use alternative surfaced paths rather than overused muddy paths and take away/bin all of your litter please. For further advice checkout the Rangers Guide to responsible access.
  • Please ensure you continue to follow current NHS Inform and Scottish Government. If some locations are busy when you arrive, please consider visiting an alternative site that is less busy.

For further government guidance on how the latest restrictions affect the tourism and hospitality sector go to Scottish Government Tourism and Hospitality Sector Guidance.

Welcome to Beecraigs Country Park - Introductory Video

Opening Hours

Face coverings must be worn if you enter this building

Beecraigs is open throughout the year and admission is free.

Visitor Centre Reception 
November to March (Winter): (26/10/2020 - 28/03/2021)Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm 
Summer: (29/03/2021 - 26/09/2021)Monday-Sunday 9am - 7pm
October: (27/09/2021 - 31/10/2021)Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm 
November to March (Winter) (01/11/2021 - 27/03/2022)Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

The Visitor Centre is closed on the 25 December and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Telephone: 01506 284516


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History of Beecraigs

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At Beecraigs, visitors can experience the Red Deer herd, Highland Cattle fold, Belted Galloways and Hebridean and North Ronaldsay Sheep.
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Beecraigs is a great destination for a holiday and welcomes caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and glamping alternative accommodation.
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There are many activities to enjoy within Beecraigs Country Park eg Adventure Play Area, Walking, Cycling, Orienteering and many more.
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Beecraigs Visitor Centre and Contact Information
Information to help you locate Beecraigs Country Park
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Beecraigs Country Park has many facilities for hire such as BBQs, room hire and group activities.
West Lothian Council's Ranger Service has bases at Almondell & Calderwood Country Park, Beecraigs Country Park and Polkemmet Country Park.
The Friends of Beecraigs aims to enable and encourage the local community to take an interest in the upkeep, enjoyment and protection of the Park whilst striking a balance between the needs of all Park users.
News and what on at Beecraigs