Walk: Calderwood - Murieston mudbath

West Lothian | Mid Calder | Short walk | ★★

[Calderwood]

Calderwood is the less fashionable, southern portion of Almondell and Calderwood Country Park. Comprising a sliver of land in between deep glens carved by the Linhouse Water and Murieston Water, it offers unspoilt woodland, birdlife and relative peace and quiet. And after wet weather, copious quantities of sticky mud - wellies recommended! This circuit can also be extended south to Linhouse Glen Nature Reserve (not described here), for a longer route with slightly rougher terrain in places. Alternatively, combine this walk with our Almondell route, which starts from the same point.

[Murieston Water]

Location & info

📌 Walk: Calderwood - Murieston mudbath ★★
Start / finish on Pumpherston Road (B8046), northeast side of Mid Calder, G.R.: NT 077678 ///many.type.waking
🚌 Bus to Mid Calder | 🚗 Car park

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 90 m | ⌚ Short
Features: Almondell and Calderwood Country Park; Linhouse Water; Murieston Water
Easy | Paths throughout, but often very muddy (wellies recommended). Exact route isn't always clear due to the sheer number of paths.

Route: Start - B7015 viaduct via Linhouse Water east bank - enter Calderwood - path above west bank of Linhouse Water - return on east bank of Murieston Water - rejoin outward route near B7015 - start

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On our visit

Wildlife: Lots of small bird chatter, mallards, dippers, woodpeckers hammering away, buzzards.
Weather: Sunny and warm - temperature in mid teens. Feeling humid after overnight rain.

Chronological photo guide

[B7015 viaduct]

[Robin]

[Calderwood]

[A detour off the main path leads to this waterfall on the Linhouse Water]

[Linhouse Water from the detour]

[View across the Linhouse Water from the high level path]

[Path above the Linhouse Water]

[Path above the Linhouse Water]

[Return path]

[Murieston Water]

[Mud]

[Return path]

[Return path]

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