Mapping of walking and cycling routes
In addition to the National Cycle Network routes crossing West Lothian, the area offers a variety of local walking and cycling routes.
The 2018 edition of the Spokes maps for West Lothian provides a district-wide map of suggested cycle routes, and also a 1:10,000 map of the cycle routes in Livingston. The map can be bought directly from Spokes Maps and some bike shops.
Online mapping of cycle routes is available via Open Cycle Map.
Plan your cycling journey
To plan a cycling journey from A to B, you can use the Cycle Streets for West Lothian website. It allows you to enter your origin and destination and suggests a route for you. There are also a number of mobile apps to help you plan a cycling journey - browse CycleStreets mobile apps for further details.
West Lothian Council and West Lothian on the Move have produced a set of cycle maps to help you get around the main towns in the district by bike. The maps show cycle path and traffic-free shortcuts as well as quieter streets, which may be suitable for cycling.
Plan your walking journey
Under West Lothian's Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme for 2015/16, funded by Transport Scotland, walkit.com has been commissioned for towns in West Lothian. This urban walking route planner helps you plan any walking journey from A to B, and also provides a step-free version for those with mobility difficulties. Circular walks are also available, and communities can add suggestions for walks and links to groups and activities in their community.
The towns of Livingston, Whitburn, Armadale, Bathgate & Blackburn, Linlithgow, Broxburn & Uphall are covered by walkit.com.
Physical Activity Atlas
West Lothian Council has produced a useful Physical Activity Atlas to help you plan some local walks and bike rides. The Atlas is available in hard copy and online at West Lothian Physical Activity Atlas.
Core Path Plans
Core paths are paths, waterways or any other means of crossing land to facilitate, promote and manage the exercise of access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and are identified as such in access authority core paths plans. The Council's Core Path Plan and details of routes are set out on the West Lothian's Core Paths Plan web pages.
Some communities in West Lothian have developed their own local mapping of walking, cycling and local facilities. An example is the Linlithgow Active Travel Map.
If you see any problems with roads and cycle tracks such as potholes, lighting defects, overhanging vegetation, obstructions, flooding etc, please report them to Operational Services or contact us on 01506 280000.