Polkemmet has a rich and varied history, with many interesting stories behind it. The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas with seating and barbecue facilities. Current BBQ prices and booking details are available from our Visitor Centre.
The giant aluminium ‘horn’, an art sculpture is located in the Park, sitting between the 4th golf green and the M8 motorway. A coloured trail leads right down to this interesting attraction.
Golf is very popular in the Park and Polkemmet can boast a popular 9-hole course with an unusual 9th hole over the river, a 15-bay floodlit golf range and putting green.
The Park’s Visitor Centre, housed in the old stable complex, offers a warm welcome, Ivory Towers tearoom, café & cake decorating, information, snacks and refreshments.
The Park, and particularly the ancient woodlands, are a wildlife haven. Roe deer, fox, heron, water voles, bats and badgers all make their home here. The many Oak and Scots Pine trees provide food and shelter for the birds and squirrels. The Park even has its own white squirrel!
The Countryside Ranger Service helps to manage 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 Scotlan. To help you get out and explore the outstanding nature on your doorstep, West Lothian Council’s Ranger Service has created our 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 experiencing the nature, whatever the weather’s doing!
Click below to see this years programme of events:
Getting here by car
Leave the M8 at Junction 4 coming from Edinburgh or Junction 5 coming from Glasgow, following the signs to Park which lies on the B7066, midway between Whitburn and Harthill. The Park is next to the new Heartlands development.