Go for a wander at Eastfield
Just a few hundred yards from the busy hum of traffic on the M8, a new forest is growing. It’s amazing how quickly the trees create a pleasant place to find a few moments’ peace or walk the dog.
A wide surfaced path meanders round the east side of the site, next to Eastfield, and there’s a network of smaller paths to explore. There are some steep slopes, and the narrow paths are uneven in places.
There are shops and places to eat in Harthill or Shotts.
Mountain biking trails
How to get here
From Harthill, take the B7066 (Edinburgh Road) west towards Glasgow, and turn left on West Benhar Road (B717). After about ¾ mile (1.2 km) there’s a small car park on the right, at grid reference NS 890 636.
ML7 5TG is the nearest postcode.
Buses serve Harthill and Eastfield. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
If you feel the need for more space, try Polkemmet Country Park, near Whitburn. At Wilsontown you can wander the trails and imagine the pioneering industrial village that once covered the land.
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