GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Polkemmet Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy beautiful woodland and riverside walks in this 168 acre country park near Whitburn. There are a number of walking trails taking you through the woodland and along the River Almond which runs through the park. There is also an abundance of wildlife - look out for Roe deer, fox, heron, water voles, bats and badgers.
Facilities in the park are very good with a visitor centre housed in the old stables. Here you will find a wealth of information about the area and a cafe. Polkemmet also contains a nine hole golf course and driving range.
The park is located between Livingston and Airdrie.
Just to the north of the park you can pick up the Airdrie to Bathgate Cycle Path. This shared cycling and walking route could be followed west along a disused railway line to visit the pretty Hillend Reservoir.

Polkemmet Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Polkemmet Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In nearby Cumbernauld there's the splendid Palacerigg Country Park and Broadwood Loch to explore. Just a few miles to the west there's some nice trails along Forrestburn Reservoir.

Photos

Polkemmet Country Park

Polkemmet Country Park, former stable block of Polkemmet House. Near Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland.

NCB Locomotive at Polkemmet Country Park

NCB Locomotive at the park

Polkemmet Bowling Green - geograph.org.uk - 1117324

Polkemmet Bowling Green

River Almond - geograph.org.uk - 1117296

River Almond Almond flowing through Polkemmet Estate.

Polkemmet Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 160378

This beautiful Country Park which is very well used was created by the local council after they took control of the area in 1978. It is 169 acres in size and includes a restaurant, Way Marked Trails, Picnic Areas, Golfing Range and a nine hole Golf Course which can be seen in my photo. The busy M8 Motorway is on the other side of the trees on the left and the Polkemmet Horn can also be seen in the middle distance and is a well known Landmark seen from the Motorway.

Baillie Mausoleum, Polkemmet Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2102283

Baillie Mausoleum

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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