Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is a popular 88 hectare (220 acre) visitor attraction near Mid Calder. The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas with seating and barbecue facilities.
The Country Park has a varied and interestinghistory, stretching back 340 million years! This rich history blends itself neatly into the overall attraction of the Park.
The Park’s Visitor Centre, housed in a converted stable block, offers a warm welcome with information, booking & advice service, hot & cold drinks to enjoy in the conservatory/garden, confectionary & snacks and a function room available for hire.
The Park and particularly Calderwood, is a wildlife haven. Roe deer, fox, heron, otters and woodpeckers all make their home here. The many Oak and hazel trees provide food and shelter for the woodmice and squirrels.
The Countryside Ranger Service help to manage our natural areas and wildlife, but can also arrange talks, school visits, summer events and give advice on general countryside matters.
2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland. To help you get out and explore the outstanding nature on your doorstep, West Lothian Council’s Ranger Service has created their biggest events programme so far. There’s something for everyone, from guided walks celebrating our wildlife and natural history to our increasingly popular activity weeks that get kids out playing and expereining nature, whatever the weather’s doing!
Click below to see this year’s programme of events:
The Park is open throughout the year and admission is free. The Visitor Centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, the 1st. and 2nd. January every year.
Closed for lunch 12:30-13:00
Buses run from Bathgate, Livingston and Edinburgh to East Calder and Broxburn, with the country park only a short walk from there.
The nearest train station is situated in Uphall.
North Car Park: (closes at sunset). Signposted off the A89, the entrance is 2 miles due south of Broxburn. This is the entrance nearest to the Visitor Centre and disabled car park.
South Car Park: Just west of Wilkieston take the B7015 off the A71 and the car park is at the east end of East Calder Village.
Mid Calder Car Park: From East Calder follow the B7015 for a further mile then turn onto the B8046 Pumpherston/Uphall road. Use this car park when visiting Calderwood.
Oakbank Car Park: On the A71, three quarters of a mile east of the Lizzie Brice roundabout, Livingston.
Special arrangements can be made for people with walking difficulties, to drive into Almondell and park in the disabled car park close to the Visitor Centre.