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Where we are

Coal mining country reclaimed by woodland and wildlife

This attractive woodland drapes the hillside between Fauldhouse and Harthill. Covering ground that was once at the heart of the local coal mining industry, the ponds and trees here are now home to a wide range of wildlife.

Cycling is popular here, but it’s great for walking and horse riding too. Enjoy the peace and quiet among the trees, or seek out the views over the Breich Valley from the higher ground.

Facilities & access

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

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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