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Addiewell Bing

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

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  • Free Onsite Parking
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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!

To download the Reserve's Features Map- click here

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:

  • 168 UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species
  • 204 species from the Scottish Biodiversity List
  • 15 species from the SNH Species Action Framework plus many others

Address

Addiewell Bing
Blackburn Road
West Calder
West Lothian
EH55

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

Directions

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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