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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.


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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.


Wood with space for walkers, joggers, riders and wildlife

Full of wildlife, including birds, dragonflies, butterflies and wildflowers, Mossband is popular with joggers, dog walkers and horse riders from nearby Shotts.

While it it can be muddy in places, the edges of the wood are suitable for a casual stroll. Shotts Nature Park, with its surfaced path network and occasional views over the Mossband Bog, is just next door too.

Facilities and access


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

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.

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Getting here

There is no car park at Mossband, but it’s an easy walk to the forest from Shotts. Follow Deas Road, a track leading off Shottskirk Road, past Shotts Nature Park. Mossband is on the right.

Using SatNav?

ML7 4EU is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses and trains serve Shotts. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Get directions

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Long grass and trees around a path

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