10. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park

Almondell and Calderwood Country Park consists of several sites with high geodiversity values within West Lothian.

10 Almondell and Calderwood Country Park

This is a 99 hectare Country Park located between the villages of East Calder and Mid Calder, with several geological sites. A Stigmaria tree root fossil of the Carboniferous swamp forests can be seen in the bank of the River Almond and the Burdiehouse Limestone is found in the bed of the river: this is an unusual limestone layer formed early in the Carboniferous Period in freshwater conditions, and it is found in various locations across the Lothian area. An overfold occurs in the Broxburn Shale on the west bank of the Linhouse Water, on the south side of Calderwood. The Park's Visitor Centre has leaflets introducing the Oakbank oil-shale bing and the rocks found within the park. Nearby Calderwood geodiversity site is within the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park (51).

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