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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

Phone and I.T. Outage - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January 2019.

Please note that Beecraigs Reception/Visitor Centre will be without Network & Telephone systems on Sat 12th & Sun 13th January.  This will impact ALL staff, members of the public and buildings that use the WLC network and will include sending and receiving email, internet access, all applications and IP telephony.

A temporary mobile phone will be in use by Beecraigs Visitor Centre Reception for all enquiries - 07798 584357.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Forest Thinning Operations

  • Over the next few months (commencing week beginning 22nd October) the area around Beecraigs Loch and the Lochside car park are due to be thinned out, as shown on the pdf icon map [339kb].

    For this work to be carried out safely, we will need to temporarily close / divert some of the paths and trails. Those areas where machines are working and / or lorries are due to uplift timber will be closed in rotation. Diversions will be in place.

    Felling on the North shore of the loch will start on the 7th November and the path in this area will be closed whilst this work is underway; the area will have areas thinned and other areas clear felled, creating more light and space into the woodland. We would advise those using wheelchairs and children's buggies to avoid the North shore area of the loch and the orange path up the dam wall steps.  Access is still available from the Lochside car park along the South shore of the loch.

    Please adhere to the safety signs and do not enter any work area.  We would like to thank everyone for their co-operation and apologise for any inconvenience to visitors while this necessary management work is carried out.

    For further information contact the Ranger Service, Beecraigs Country Park, at the Visitor Centre or call 01506 284518.


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 (26/3/18 - 30/9/18)

October - Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm (01/10/18 - 28/10/18)

November to March: Monday-Sunday 10am - 4pm (29/10/18 - 31/03/19)

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

Telephone 01506 284516

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