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We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland's forests. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Black Loch

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.


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 and access


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

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

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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Nearby forests

Child holding pinecones

Quiet woodland set in gently rolling countryside

Facilities and activities
Distance from 'Black Loch': 0.29 miles
Close up of wild grasses

Community woodland with views over Airdrie

Facilities and activities
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Distance from 'Black Loch': 4.26 miles
Long grass and trees around a path

Quiet, local woodland on the edge of Airdrie

Facilities and activities
Distance from 'Black Loch': 4.27 miles

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