COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland
FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.
Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.
All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.
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.
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.
ML6 7HX is the nearest postcode.
There are regular trains from Glasgow and Bathgate to Airdrie. Find details at Traveline Scotland.
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