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.

Beecraigs Forestry Work - important update on path closures and diversions - updated 04 October 2021

From Monday 9 August 2021, West Lothian moved to Beyond Level 0.

It is important that before you travel you understand what restrictions may be in place for where you are travelling from and where you are travelling to.

Visitor Centres, Public Toilets, Hideaway Café, Polkemmet Café

All are open.  Visitors must continue to wear face coverings when entering public buildings (unless you have an exemption), must keep a 1metre social distance, avoiding crowded places.  Some services within the Country Parks continue to be provided at reduced levels and with mitigation in place.  Please adhere to all mitigation and current Scottish Government guidance

Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site

Reduced capacity and on site mitigation measures including taking customers details for Test & Protect remain in place. By booking onto the site, customers are agreeing to adhere to the site standards, terms & conditions due to Covid19 and terms & conditions for use of Little Lodges.


A limited number of BBQ sessions for an agreed number of persons will be available to hire at Almondell & Calderwood and Beecraigs Country Parks. Revised session times are 10:00-13:30 and 13:45-17:15 ; evening BBQs are currently not available. Polkemmet BBQs will remain closed for now. Please contact the respective Visitor Centre to enquire on availability.

Room Hire

Room hire is available at Almondell Visitor Centre, in accordance with current guidance.

West Lothian Leisure Golf and Driving Range

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

Visiting West Lothian's Country Parks

Please be considerate to staff working at our sites who are trying to help keep you and themselves safe. Help us by carefully planning your trip in advance, check that your activities are permissible in the area you are visiting, follow on site advice, park responsibly and if some locations are busy when you arrive please consider visiting an alternative location, use alternative surfaced paths rather than overused muddy paths, and please take your litter home with you.

For further advice, checkout the Rangers Guide to responsible access.

Welcome to Beecraigs Country Park 

At Beecraigs Country Park you can find:

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

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


Accessibility Guide

Telephone: 01506 284516


Customer and Satisfaction Feedback Survey
Please help us to improve our service to you by completing our survey - Parks & Woodland Customer Evaluation

Service Standards

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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