To the north of West Calder in West Lothian, this oil-shale bing now supports valuable wildlife habitat including woodland, scrub and flower-rich grassland.
A good example of how a former industrial site can be transformed into a haven for wildlife.
Parking is limited to a small area for about 2 vehicles in front of the entrance gate off the B792.
You can also encounter these following species- so keep your eyes open!
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Within Scotland's varied landscape lies the Scottish Wildlife Trust's wildlife reserves which have provided a secure haven for wildlife for 50 years. We have 120 reserves covering an area of more than 20,000 hectares.
Our reserves support:
Best time to visit:
March- June for breeding birds
June and July for wildflowers
A path runs through the reserve between the 2 access stiles off the B792. It is recommended that visitors wear footwear with a good grip suitable for the wet, muddy and uneven ground encountered on the reserve
From West Calder take the B792 towards Blackburn.
After about 1 mile you will find Addiewell Bing on the right (north) of the B792.
Getting onto the reserve
Addiewell Bing lies north of the B792. There is a stile into the reserve at the south-west corner of the reserve, about 200 metres east of the village of Addiewell.
0.5 miles to the east of this stile there is another stile (next to a field gate).
There is a small parking space in front of the field gate for about 2 vehicles.
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