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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

Black Loch

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Black Loch Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Enjoy a gentle lochside stroll on the edge of Limerigg Wood

A wide, surfaced path leads along the bank of the Black Loch on the southern side of Limerigg Wood. It’s a good spot for bird watching: there are often wildfowl on the loch. On days when there are no birds, it’s still a great place to blow the cobwebs away.



Black Loch is well stocked with trout. You can buy fishing permits from Black Loch Fishery.

Facilities & access

The nearest public toilets, shops and cafés are in nearby Airdrie and Falkirk.

Getting here

There is parking for a few cars at the Black Loch entrance to Limerigg Wood. This entrance is 300m east of Limerigg village, along Lochside Road (B825).

Using SatNav?

FK1 3BS is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Local bus services stop at the south end of Limerigg village, 300m from the entrance to Black Loch. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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