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.

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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.


Reserve manager:Amee Hood

Strathallan House
Castle Business Park
Telephone: 01786 450362
Email: [email protected]

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Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government's Peatland ACTION programme, delivered in partnership with NatureScot and other agencies, peatland on this National Nature Reserve is being restored. Putting peatland on the road to recovery is helping Scotland tackle the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. 

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