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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.

West Forth

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West Forth 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.

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.

New forest in gently rolling countryside

A new forest is growing on the gently rolling countryside around West Forth, criss-crossed with paths and tracks that are great for walking, cycling or horse riding. There are wide views towards the Southern Uplands and the Border hills, and wildflowers at your feet.

Walking trails


Rab’s Path

A short stroll around a wildflower meadow and charming larch copses on the edge of the village.

Firm but uneven gravel surface throughout. Includes one long moderate slope. Trail accessed across a busy road.

½ miles / 1.0 km

¼ hour

More information

The wildflower meadow on this trail has been planted on land once grazed by sheep. The flowers are pretty in spring and summer, and a good food source for butterflies. Rab’s Path is on the east side of the A706, at the south end of the village. It starts from just opposite the bus stop at the end of Cloglands, at grid reference NS 938 533.

Facilities & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

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

Getting here

Forth village is on the A706 between Lanark and Whitburn. Starting points for the various trails are in the trail descriptions. There’s plenty of space to park in the village, but please leave space for residents’ cars.

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Nearest postcode: ML11 8ED

Public transport

Buses serve the village of Forth. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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