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Addiewell Bing

Addiewell Bing ©Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Addiewell Bing ©Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Brown hare ©Margaret Holland
  • Skylark ©Margaret Holland
  • Song Thrush ©Margaret Holland
  • Juniper Berries ©Steve Garvie
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    To the north of West Calder in West Lothian, this oil-shale bing now supports valuable wildlife habitat including woodland, scrub and flower-rich grassland.

    A good example of how a former industrial site can be transformed into a haven for wildlife.

    Parking is limited to a small area for about 2 vehicles in front of the entrance gate off the B792.

    You can also encounter these following species- so keep your eyes open!

    To download the Reserve's Features Map- click here

    Within Scotland's varied landscape lies the Scottish Wildlife Trust's wildlife reserves which have provided a secure haven for wildlife for 50 years. We have 120 reserves covering an area of more than 20,000 hectares.

    Our reserves support:

    • 168 UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species
    • 204 species from the Scottish Biodiversity List
    • 15 species from the SNH Species Action Framework plus many others
  • Directions

    From West Calder take the B792 towards Blackburn.

    After about 1 mile you will find Addiewell Bing on the right (north) of the B792.

    Getting onto the reserve

    Addiewell Bing lies north of the B792. There is a stile into the reserve at the south-west corner of the reserve, about 200 metres east of the village of Addiewell.

    0.5 miles to the east of this stile there is another stile (next to a field gate).

    There is a small parking space in front of the field gate for about 2 vehicles.

Contact

Phone: 0131 312 7765

Web:  www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Email: enquiries@swt.org.uk

Location

Addiewell Bing
Blackburn Road
West Calder
West Lothian
EH55

Facilities

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Children Welcome

Details

Price:

FREE

Best time to visit:
March- June for breeding birds
June and July for wildflowers

A path runs through the reserve between the 2 access stiles off the B792. It is recommended that visitors wear footwear with a good grip suitable for the wet, muddy and uneven ground encountered on the reserve

Free

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