7. Greendykes Bing complex between Broxburn and Winchburgh

West Lothian's largest oil-shale bing located north of Broxburn. This flat-topped red hill is a reminder of West Lothian's industrial past.

7 Greendykes Bing complex between Broxburn and Winchburgh

Greendykes is the largest of West Lothian's oil-shale bings. It is protected as a Scheduled Monument, and provides habitats for a wide range of locally threatened flora and fauna, such as wormwoods, hares, red grouse, skylarks and badgers. Unfortunately it suffers from illegal off-road bike activity. The associated and smaller Albyn Bing, to the south-east, has slopes that plunge dramatically towards the Union Canal.

Greendykes is located to the north of Broxburn. Nearby sites are Upper Uphall (11) and Union Canal in Winchburgh (12).