Moine Mhòr National Nature Reserve (NNR) takes in one of Scotland’s oldest landscapes – 5,000 years of history are locked in its layers of peat. It’s also one of the few landscapes in Britain to have saltmarsh, peat bog, woodland and hillside.
Look and listen for curlews, whinchats, stonechats, pipits and warblers in spring. Roe deer roam the reserve, and you may even come across otters by the River Add.
In autumn, the richly coloured carpet of sphagnum mosses and grasses turns gold, russet and brown. Bog asphodel, heather, cotton grasses and sedges add even more colour to the mix. Hen harriers hunt and roost here in winter.
Read in more detail about what there is to see at Moine Mhòr NNR. Our leaflet also includes a map of the main sights.
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