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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.


Where we are

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.


Coal mining country reclaimed by woodland and wildlife

This forest occupies the moorland between Fauldhouse and Whitburn. Covering land that was previously mined for Coal, Iron and Clay. This restored forest area is home to a wide range of wildlife which occupy the trees and ponds. 

The 2.5 km surfaced route is popular with walkers, dog walkers and the occasional cyclist and horse rider. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the Forest or views over the Breich Valley from the higher ground.

Facilities and access


There are shops, public toilets and places to eat in Fauldhouse village.

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

Fauldhouse forest covers a vast area between Faulhouse village and Harthill, almost reaching to Shotts in the west. There are lots of entrances (and places to park) on the north side of Fauldhouse village and along Harthill Road.

Using SatNav?

EH47 9HR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

It's easy to get to Fauldhouse by public transport: buses serve the village, and Fauldhouse station is on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Central line. The most direct entrance to the forest is to head east from the station, turning left onto Caledonian Road. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

Yellowing fern leaves

Escape from the buzz of the motorway in this young forest

Facilities and activities
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Distance from 'Fauldhouse': 2.32 miles
Forest pathway surrounded by green trees

Wood with space for walkers, joggers, riders and wildlife

Facilities and activities
Distance from 'Fauldhouse': 2.66 miles
Ruined building on open land with extensive forest beyond

A vital site of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, now home to wildflowers and butterflies

Facilities and activities
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Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Fauldhouse': 3.77 miles

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