Blawhorn Moss NNR - Getting involved

There are opportunities at Blawhorn Moss  for outdoor learning and research.



In line with current guidance from the Scottish Government, all volunteering activity is suspended unless it can be done safely whilst at home.

If you already volunteer with us your Volunteer Supervisor will be in touch once volunteering can get going again.

We are not currently taking new volunteers.

Outdoor learning

We’re keen to see Blawhorn Moss NNR used for outdoor learning for all ages and will support visits whenever we can.

If you’re interested in bringing a school, college or university group to Blawhorn Moss, please contact the reserve manager.

If you’re looking for ideas for activities on peatlands for your class, why not download Peatlands: Educational Activities for Schools?

This guide will help primary school teachers to run themed projects on peat and peatlands. It blends indoor and outdoor learning – with an emphasis on the interaction between peatlands and people over time. Some of the resources are more advanced and will be suitable for use in secondary schools.


Reserves are used for a wide variety of research and survey projects, including individual informal surveys, student dissertations and academic study. We’re very keen to encourage this, as it adds to our understanding of the reserves and the wider natural heritage. We support research that is in line with the interests of the reserve.

If you are interested in undertaking a research project at Blawhorn Moss NNR, contact our reserve manager to discuss options.

More information

Please contact our reserve manager for more information about outdoor learning or research at Blawhorn Moss NNR.

Reserve manager: David Pickett

Telephone: 01786 450362