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Walk, cycle or ride on a network of paths with great views

West Forth

Wander the trails of West Forth

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. The waymarked trails will get you started.


Picnic area Walking Viewpoint

Life’s essentials

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

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Upcoming tree work

We will soon be carrying out tree work in West Forth. The work will involve thinning operations, during which we fell a small number of trees to create more space and light for the remaining trees to grow. This will improve the quality and value of timber in the future, and gradually improve the quality of the woodland for wildlife, as well as creating a more attractive woodland landscape.

Whilst the work is taking place, we will need to temporarily close some paths to ensure public safety. Where possible we will provide alternative access. Please follow any signs and instructions on site to help us manage the work safely, and keep an eye on this webpage for updates.

Contact: Scottish Lowlands Forest District

Address: Five Sisters House, Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder

Postcode: EH55 8PN

Telephone: 0300 067 6700

Email: scottishlowlands@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get 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.

Using SatNav?

ML11 8ED is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

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

Nearby places

Wander the trails at Wilsontown, just 1 mile (1.6 km) up the road, and imagine the pioneering industrial village that once covered the land. You’ll find more routes for walking, cycling or horse riding at Fauldhouse.


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For questions and complaints, please contact us directly.