Thursday, 15 February 2024
The low stone walls and earthen banks of a post-medieval township were recently discovered in Glen Brittle Forest on the Isle of Skye during an environmental check ahead of harvest...
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.
There are shops, public toilets and places to eat in Fauldhouse village.
There is no car park at this location.
There are lots of entrances on the north side of Fauldhouse village, where you can also find on-street parking.
Please park with consideration and do not block pedestrian and vehicle access points. Do consider public and active transport if available and possible.
Fauldhouse forest covers a vast area between Fauldhouse village and Harthill, almost reaching to Shotts in the west.
EH47 9HR is the nearest postcode.
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.
Escape from the buzz of the motorway in this young forest
A vital site of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, now home to wildflowers and butterflies