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Beecraigs Country Park has been recognised as a great place to visit through receiving Visit Scotland 4 star Visitor Attraction award. 

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Beecraigs Country Park

Beecraigs Country Park is a great place to visit. It caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational activities within its 370 hectares (913 acres) and can be discovered nestled high in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow.

Latest news

Scottish Cross Country Association (SXC) event - 3rd to 5th May 2019

Beecraigs Country Park provides an outdoor experience for many types of user groups. From time to time the Park works with activity providers to agree provision of larger events and activities.

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the Scottish Cross Country Association (SXC) will be hosting one of their 2019 race dates here at Beecraigs. Preparation will be underway from Friday 3 May and the race will be on Sunday 5 May. 

There will be a closure to the public of the routes that SXC will be using for their races. Please note that this closure will be in place from 08:00 on Saturday 4 May until 17:00 on Sunday 5 May. 

This temporary measure has been approved to:

  • reduce the risk of injury to a member of the public or a contestant during the race activities

  • limit the closure to as short as period as possible

Signage will be out along the route and information is also available at the Visitor Centre, web site and social media. Spectators should follow any guidance provided by the SXC organisers.

Please help us by following all on-site signage and respect the restrictions in place.

For further information, please contact the Beecraigs Visitor Centre on 01506 284516 or


Forestry Operations Cockleroy - 4/3/19

  • From the 4th March 2019 tree felling work will take place at Cockleroy for approximately 1 month.  During this time, the car park at Cockleroy will be closed and access to paths, trails and Cockleroy Hill will be restricted and may be closed for short periods of time.

pdf icon Cockleroy Forestry Notice [362kb]

pdf icon Forestry Operations Cockleroy [356kb]

Please follow all safety signs and instructions


Beecraigs Construction Works Underway

  • Recent visitors will have noticed that the new Hillhouse Car Park works are underway.  These works will provide the Country Park much needed additional parking, within easy walking distance of the Visitor Centre, as well as a hireable Events Area.  During these works, path diversions may be required to maintain public safety but we will endeavour to minimise any disruption to visitors walking between the Visitor Centre/Hillhouse and Balvormie.  We ask that visitors follow the advice on signage and do not access the area when works are underway, as heavy plant movements will be in operation

Opening Hours

Beecraigs is open throughout the year and admission is free.

Summer: Monday-Sunday 9am - 7pm (1/4/19 - 29/9/19)

October - Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm (30/09/19 - 28/10/19)

November to March: Monday-Sunday 10am - 4pm (29/10/19 - 27/10/19)

The Visitor Centre is closed on the 25 December and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Telephone 01506 284516

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