Secure Dog Area

An addition to Beecraigs is our Secure Dog Area, where you can exercise your dog in an enclosed space. Perfect for training or practicing recall with your furry friend!

Secure Dog AreaCountry Park Re-open

Only the following services now remain closed - BBQ hire, room hire, Sutherland Building hire, Ranger Service events and activities.

To be able to reopen our services, we have introduced new procedures and changes in how our buildings/facilities can be used for the safety of both the public and staff. 

For example, numbers entering the Almondell & Calderwood Visitor Centre and the Beecraigs Visitor Centre Shop/Reception have been limited and a one-way system introduced.

Occupancy on the Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site has been reduced and new, additional Terms & Conditions introduced. 

Please help us by following all advice on site, carefully plan your trip to any of West Lothian's countryside locations,  help us by taking your litter home with you, and ensure you continue to follow current NHS Inform and Scottish Government guidance.  If some locations are busy when you arrive, please consider visiting an alternative site that is less busy.

Beecraigs Country Park Secure Dog Area

How does it work?

Book your slot or slots through the Visitor Centre at Beecraigs Country Park by telephoning 01506 284516 (option 1), emailing or in person. One slot equates to 1hour. Please be aware the reception can be very busy so make sure you book well in advance.

Collect the key from the Visitor Centre, your closest parking for the Secure Area is at Balvormie. It is then a few minutes' walk to the Secure Area. Return the key to the Visitor Centre at the end of your slot.

Aim to arrive at the Area at your start time and be ready to leave just as it finishes (as a courtesy to the next person).

Please do not arrive too early and hang around outside the Secure Dog Area as you are likely to disrupt the activities of others already on the Area.

You have exclusive use of the Secure Area for your booking i.e. it is not a 'drop in' for anyone passing.

The price of £7.15 (£7.40 from 1st April 2020) per slot (hour) includes up to 2 dogs, extra dogs are £2 per slot up to a maximum of 6 dogs.

The price for Commercial, Clubs or groups is £15.90 (£16.45 from 1st April 2020) per slot (hour) to a maximum of 6 dogs.

For events or larger groups please contact the Visitor Centre/Ranger Service to discuss your requirements.