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Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is tucked out of sight in the valley of the River Almond between Broxburn and East Calder, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is probably the best kept secret in West Lothian!

December 2022 Path improvement works - diversion

Over the coming weeks, the path between the Pipe Bridge (horseshoe weir) and the canal-feeder aqueduct will be up upgraded followed by Powie's Path steps and Viaduct steps.

During this time, please be aware that you may be required to divert via the steps or walk on the rough ground around the meadow - please follow safety signage / contractor advice on site. 

Cyclists - please use alternative road route to East Calder or dismount and walk.

We apologise for any inconvenience but look forward to improvements.For further information please contact Almondell Visitor Centre - 01506 284516 / almondell&

Mid Calder to Almondell Path - Repair Works - further information [169KB]

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Based around two adjoining estates (Almondell and Calderwood) and with a history going back 340 million years to the time of the Carboniferous swamps, this area has much to offer its visitors.

Left undeveloped and unspoilt, Calderwood is a complete contrast to Almondell. This natural woodland, located on a plateau bounded by the Linhouse and Murieston Waters, is home to a wealth of wildlife. Roe deer, fox, heron and woodpecker all make their homes here, while the many oak and hazel trees provide food for the squirrels and wood mice. For this reason Calderwood has been designated a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Almondell History - Almondell History [1MB]

NCN75 cycle path from the car park off Pumpherston Road, Mid Calder to the Almondell Viaduct reopened Friday 10 June 2022 - New fish pass to boost ecology of River Almond

Opening times

Almondell & Calderwood is open throughout the year and admission is free.

Visitor Centre Reception 
Winter: 31/10/2022 - 26/03/202310am - 4pm              
Summer: 27/03/2023 - 29/10/20239am - 5pm                   

Please note, Almondell Visitor Centre closes for lunch between 12.30-13.00.

The Visitor Centre is closed on the 25 December and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.


Accessibility Guide

Contact - Telephone: 01506 882254


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Updates on the Almondell Historic Wall & Heritage Project - Updated February 2022.
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Almondell & Calderwood Country Park caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational activities.
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BBQ hire, room hire & exhibition room hire.
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A team of volunteers who regularly help out
Almondell & Calderwood location and parking