The watery land of the ancients
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a vast expanse of all things damp and wonderful. As one of the largest remaining intact raised bogs in Britain, Flanders Moss is a wild and ancient landscape. It has hardly changed for thousands of years.
The surface of the moss is a mosaic of sphagnum mosses and other specialist plants and animals adapted to a land that is mostly water. You can hear the blast of birdsong in spring, see basking lizards in summer or watch the geese arrive in winter. Flanders Moss is worth a visit at any time of year.
Find out more about visiting Flanders Moss NNR
- Enjoy panoramic views over a vast expanse of bog from our viewing tower.
- Get up close to see unusual plants and colourful wildlife.
- Explore the peatland habitats on our trail. Look out for adders, Scotland’s only native snake.
Find out more about the reserve and its natural history.
Visit our Events page to see what upcoming events you can get involved in at this reserve.
Reserve manager: Amee Hood
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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.