Situated to the south of Livingston and to the north of the Linhouse Water, Linhouse Glen is a mixture of habitats including heathland, native woodland and species-rich grassland.
Species of interest include greater butterfly orchid and fragrant orchid
You can also encounter these following animals- so keep your eyes open!
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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
The reserves offer good opportunities for watching wildlife and are vital in securing the long-term future of Scotland's wildlife.
The reserve can be accessed from the A899 south from Jct 3 on the M8.
At the roundabout, take the A71 west towards West Calder. Take the first turning on the left, then turn left again at the T-junction onto Murieston East Road. Take the fourth road on the left (Murieston Road).
Just before a sharp right turn, turn left into a short section of road where you can park.
Getting Onto the Reserve
From the parking area, walk through the gap next to a large metal gate.
Follow the red cinder track to the right and across a wooden bridge for about 1.25 miles, until a path leads off to the right (NT074647) in the direction of the Linhouse Water. You will pass under the railway viaduct into the north-eastern part of the reserve.
It is also possible to access the reserve by crossing the railway over a designated crossing point.
Visitors are asked to take great care when using the crossing and ensure they follow all the advice shown on the signage.