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West Lothian's

Shale Trail

The pathway of Scotland’s Oil Rush

Journey through West Lothian's rich cultural, historical and scientific heritage as it regenerates into vibrant new growth.

The Shale Trail is a 16 mile walking and cycling route between West Calder and Winchburgh, via the Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston and the Broxburn using the Union Canal.

Use your phone to find the Shale Trail and your location on it.

What's Shale?


Getting there


Shale trail stories


Kids shale trail


Shale trail map

Kids' Shale trail map

The Shale Trail has been supported by the following:
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