Make yourself at home in Mossband
For folk who live in Shotts, Mossband is like having a gigantic back garden. Deas Road is a popular as a place to jog, walk the dog or go for a ride, while the rest of the woodland is best traversed around the edges, since it can be very wet at times.
Next door is Shotts Nature Park, a wildlife area created by local schoolchildren, with a surfaced path network and occasional views over the Mossband Bog.
The paths are informal, with uneven earth surfaces, moderate slopes and sometimes large muddy sections.
There are shops, places and public toilets in Shotts.
Mountain biking trails
How to get here
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, at grid reference NS 863 602. There is no car park at the forest.
ML7 4 EU is the nearest postcode.
Buses and trains serve Shotts. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
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