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Follow a peaceful stretch of the North Calder Heritage Trail in this quiet woodland on the edge of Airdrie

Wester Moffat

Quiet local woodland

This quiet local woodland on the edge of the town is a great place for a stroll, a picnic or walk with the dog beside the Calder Water.

There’s just over a mile (2km) of gravel paths through the wood, which are ideal for walking, cycling or running – but be prepared for some long moderate slopes. A new 800 metre easy route has been added to the top of the site, offering a firm, flat route for those short of time or looking for something less strenuous. You can also extend the route here along the river by following the North Calder Heritage Trail, a 10 mile (16km) walking and cycling route between Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life in Coatbridge and Hillend Reservoir at Caldercruix.


Walking

Parking at Wester Moffat

There is a small car park on site, with room for three cars, if this area is full there is plenty of on-street parking nearby.

Life’s essentials

You’ll find plenty of places to eat, drink and shop, and public toilets, in the centre of Airdrie.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Woodland skills for the future

In the summer of 2013 the stretch of the North Calder Heritage Trail in Wester Moffat had a well-earned makeover. The hard work of improving the paths and thinning the foliage to open up the views was carried out by young unemployed people from North Lanarkshire. They were working here as part of Forestry Commission Scotland's Skills Programme, run for the Commission by Action for Children to give unemployed youngsters important skills and experience to help them find jobs.

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

Small car park and on street parking available locally.

The car park is at grid reference NS 784 656.

Public transport

There are regular trains from Glasgow and Bathgate to Airdrie. Find details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

Find an amazing sculpture and panoramic views over the town at Rawyards, a community woodland on the edge of Airdrie.

Explore a network of easy-going paths at secluded Limerigg for views of a thriving working forest in a fascinating old industrial landscape.

Take a short, easy stroll to Black Loch – it’s a great place for spotting waterfowl and woodland birds, and there’s fishing available on the loch.


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