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Ranger Service

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

Together with the rest of the Parks & Woodland staff, they provide invaluable skills, expertise and experience in the management of West Lothian's countryside. 

Ranger Events Programme 

Ranger Service Costs 2019/20 Ranger Service 6
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  • Standard booking/activity charge of up to 1.5hours maximum. Adult £4.05 & Child £2.80 per head
  • Classroom Based Presentation (not activity) - £27.85
  • Activity based at school up to 1 1/2 hours maximum - £2.80 per head

If making a booking with the Rangers or arranging a visit, please discuss your requirements in advance. Prices can change according to the nature of the activity. Got a question for or need some advice from the Ranger Service, then get in touch and the Rangers will do their best to help.

Events and activities run throughout the year and provide interest to people of all ages and abilities. Contact us to book onto your preferred activity (please see contact details below).

The Ranger team will:

  • Encourage and assist visitors to West Lothian's countryside
  • Monitor, maintain and develop access routes for everyone
  • Provide interpretative facilities, lead public events, presentations and children's activities, work with volunteers/community/partner organisations
  • Regularly patrol the countryside and essential worksRanger Service (Winter) 7
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  • Ensures a welcome for visitors to West Lothian's countryside
  • Assists in the management of access in West Lothian, particularly within the three Country Parks
  • Promote awareness and understanding of the natural environment
  • Assist in managing the natural heritage enjoyed by visitors

The Service will help you both to enjoy your visit and understand the needs of the countryside.


Check out the Friends of Almondell & Calderwood, Beecraigs and Polkemmet pages:

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Contact details for the Ranger Service are:-