Witchcraig Wood and Riding Area

A recreation area located in the Bathgate Hills, 1¼ miles (2 km) east of Torphichen in West Lothian, Witchcraig Wood and Riding Area provides a pleasant walk and small horse-riding arena closely associated with the Beecraigs Country Park. Run by West Lothian Council, the site includes the Scottish Korean War Memorial, picnic tables and a Refuge Stone, most likely marking the boundary of the land protected in mediaeval times by the Knights of St. John Hospitaller based at Torphichen Preceptory. On the hillside, close to the Refuge Stone is the Witch Craig Viewpoint and Wall which was built in 2003 as a resting place for walkers. The wall contains 43 igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks collected from across Central Scotland to illustrate the geological diversity of this area.

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