Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

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Rawyards Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Community woodland with views over Airdrie

This is a new woodland at the heart of the local community. It's a great place for a picnic, wildlife watching or just relaxing and enjoying the views over Airdrie. Stroll, cycle or run the short network of paths to explore the network of paths.

Local primary school children helped to plant the colourful native trees, including rowan, birch and oak. They were also involved in developing the stunning Skytower sculpture with artist Rob Mulholland.

Facilities & access


Parking at Rawyards

There is a small car park off Airdriehill Street with room for just four cars. If the car park is full, there is on-street parking nearby.

Good to know

You’ll find plenty of places to eat, drink and shop, and public toilets, in the centre of Airdrie.

Getting here

Rawyards Wood lies to the north west of Airdrie, just off the A73.

Take the B8058 off the A73 at Rawyards roundabout onto Airdriehill Street. The small car park is about 100 yards (100 metres) along this road on the right hand side, just after the junction with Burnhead Road. There is only room for four cars in the parking area, but plenty of on-street parking nearby.

The car park is at grid reference NS 772 665.

Using SatNav?

ML6 7HX is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular trains from Glasgow and Bathgate to Airdrie. Find details at Traveline Scotland.

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