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Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve

Wide, wet and wild

Tucked away in the hills behind Blackridge is the unexpected jewel of Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve (NNR). An oasis of open windswept moors hidden in the lowlands, it is a site full of secrets and a wonderful place to visit. This wilderness is a rare survivor of the raised and blanket bogs that once covered much of central Scotland. Beneath your feet there’s over 8,000 years of history, locked into the peat layers of this raised bog.

Find out more about visiting Blawhorn Moss NNR

Top attractions

• Search for carnivorous sundews, which ‘eat’ insects as large as dragonflies.
• Escape from the modern world and take a chance to enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
• Look out for dragonflies and damselflies on the pools by the boardwalk.

Find out more about the reserve and its natural history.

Contact

Reserve manager: David Pickett

Scottish Natural Heritage
Strathallan House
Castle Business Park
Stirling
FK9 4TZ
Telephone: 01786 450362
Email: nnr@nature.scot

Find out more

Discover more about why Scotland’s National Nature Reserves were created and the partners who manage them.


Related Links

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Follow the Stirling NNRs’ blog – 2bogs, a swamp and some islands

Blawhorn Moss NNR is a member of VisitScotland. Blawhorn Moss NNR is a member of the GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme).

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