Walk, ride or trot through this pretty woodland


Find your feet in Fauldhouse

An attractive, varied woodland drapes the hillside between Fauldhouse and Harthill, covering ground that was once at the heart of the local coal mining industry. The ponds and trees are home to a wide range of wildlife.

Cycling is popular here, but it’s great for walking and horse riding too: come and find peace and quiet among the trees, or superb views of the Breich Valley from the higher ground.


We're revising our plan for managing Fauldhouse and Benhar. There will be no major changes to how we look after these sites. You can find out more in the land management plan.


Life’s essentials

There are shops and places to eat in Fauldhouse village.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

28 July - Guided Community Walk

Join us for a fun outdoor event for all the family and discover your woodlands. You'll have the chance to observe the local wildlife, identify plant life, learn about tree species, and enjoy the outdoors! Free, no need to book. Meet at The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX.

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

Fauldhouse is just off the A71 between Newmains and West Calder. From the M8, leave at Junction 4 and take the A705 to Whitburn. Head south on the A706 to Longridge and take the B7010 to Fauldhouse. There are several entrances to the forest, which is at grid reference NS 930 610.

Using SatNav?

EH47 9HR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

It’s easy to get to Fauldhouse by public transport: buses serve the village, and there’s a station on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Central line. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

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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For questions and complaints, please contact us directly.