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Broxburn Community Woodland

Broxburn Community Woodland is a 24 hectare West Lothian Council owned site based on the northern edge of Broxburn. This extensive young woodland is awash with meandering footpaths to explore, whilst it also rewards visitors with brilliant views over the surrounding landscape.

Broxburn Community Woodland
Broxburn Community Woodland has developed gradually over the years as it has been planted in several phases since 1999.

Accessible from a south entrance on Galloway Crescent, a woodland corridor with a central footpath links the main western and eastern areas of this rich woodland.

Several hours can be enjoyed traversing through this relatively flat and open site. A main surfaced footpath runs through the heart of the woodland,whilst almost 3 miles of unsurfaced footpaths criss-cross throughout the site bringing greater exploration opportunities.

At the woodland you will find part of the Kirkhill Pillar Project, an art project created by Artlink Edinburgh and the Lothians, featuring 11 planetary sculptures which are sited across West Lothian to form a scaled solar system model. A unique red sculpture representative of Mars is located at the site and it is designed to reflect the colour of the red planet and also the Broxburn oil shale bing located nearby.

Moreover, the woodland contains an ancient field system and a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM). However, perhaps the most spectacular aspects of this site are the views.

The aforementioned Broxburn Bing, which is the sole remaining bing in Broxburn, is central to West Lothian's industrial heritage and can be sighted to the east. Furthermore, Arthur's Seat and the Forth Bridges can be viewed in an easterly direction, whilst Uphall, Broxburn and the distant Pentland Hills are positioned to the south.