Blow the cobwebs away and watch for water birds

Black Loch

Relax and unwind at Black Loch

A short surfaced path leads along the bank of the Black Loch. It’s a good spot for bird watching: there are often wildfowl on the loch. On days when there are no birds, it’s still a great place to blow the cobwebs away. The water is stocked with trout and fishing is managed by Black Loch Fishery.

The path is mostly wide, smooth surfaced and flat.


Nearby essentials

There are shops, places to eat and public toilets in Airdrie or Falkirk.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: Scottish Lowlands Forest District

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

Postcode: EH55 8PN

Telephone: 0300 067 6700


How to get here

From Falkirk, take the B803 to Slamannan, then follow the B8022 through Limerigg. Turn left on the B825, signposted to Avonbridge, and Black Loch is about 380 yards (340 metres) along the road on the right. The grid reference is NS 861 704. There is limited space to park in the forest entranceway.

Using SatNav?

FK1 3BS is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses to Limerigg stop at the junction of the B8022 and B825. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

Just over ¼ mile (400 metres) away, you can find a smashing wee wood with many woodland birds at Limerigg. On the edge of Falkirk, the magical old woodland of Callendar Wood is full of fascinating historic features.

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