Space for walkers, runners, riders and wildlife on Shotts’s doorstep


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.


Life’s essentials

There are shops, places and public toilets in Shotts.

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

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.

Using SatNav?

ML7 4 EU is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses and trains serve Shotts. 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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