The Best Winter Wanders in West Lothian!
Enjoy some beautiful views as the frosts begin to lie and winter comes into full swing by taking a few wanders through West Lothian.
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1. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park
Why not take a stroll around Almondell and Calderwood Country Park, open all year round and free to visit. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park is tucked out of sight in the valley of the River Almond, so take some time and enjoy its historic views and ever-changing seasonal scenic views.
2. Beecraigs Country Park
Beecraigs Country Park is a great place to visit! Catering for a wide range of leisure & recreational activities within 370 hectares (913 acres), Beecraigs can be discovered nestled high in the Bathgate Hills near the historic Linlithgow. The park is open throughout the year and it is free entry.
3. Scottish Korean War Memorial
The Scottish Korean War Memorial is a tribute to the memory of comrades who fell in battle in the Korean War. The site can be found in the hills of Witchcraig Wood overlooking the Firth of Forth. It is a great place to take a walkup to, and take a moment of reflection. Download the guide which includes a map and information.
4. Winchburgh Canal Walk
Enjoy the Winchburgh Canal Walk on a cold, frosty morning. There may even be chance that the canal could be frozen over! Enjoy the scenery as you follow the canal footpaths, you will get to pass the Philpstoun Shale Bing, gorgeous cottages at Threemiletown and get to walk through the pretty village of Faucheldean.
5. Breich Water Walk
This walk along the River Almond is a gorgeous stroll to take in winter. Starting from the Almond Valley Heritage Centre, the Breich Water Walk takes you right into nature, through woodland riverside trails, and past old converted farm buildings. Remember to look out for the impressive wildlife; it may be winter, but there is always something to spot in the wilderness or the water!