Search site

Countryside and Urban Access

West Lothian is a large urban dominated area, however our countryside is a valuable resource for the environment and recreation.

  • Tree Related Issues and Enquiries

    You can report tree related issues using the online form below.

  • Core Paths and Rights of Way Issues

    Should you encounter issues with any core paths or rights of way in West Lothian, you can report them using the online form below.

  • Ranger Service

    West Lothian Council's Ranger Service has bases at Almondell & Calderwood Country Park, Beecraigs Country Park and Polkemmet Country Park.

  • Tree Management

    We can give general advice on trees, as well as being responsible for maintaining trees in our ownership or care.

  • West Lothian's Core Paths Plan

    Core paths can be 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. A Core Path Plan provides a basic framework of routes for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout a particular area for walking, cycling, horse riding and other non-motorised activities .

  • Countryside Access Forum

    Local access forums are statutory advisory bodies which aims to deliver a balanced representation of land managers, participants in outdoor access, communities and public agencies.

  • Countryside News

    Update on news across Parks & Woodlands, including Beecraigs, Polkemmet and Almondell & Calderwood Country Parks and other key public sites.

  • Active travel planning and projects

    West Lothian Council has developed an Active Travel Plan for West Lothian, and continues to deliver a number of infrastructure projects to support everyday walking and cycling journeys.