Red Moss of Netherley

Red Moss of Netherley contains a variety of habitats including a raised bog with open pools, fen, marsh and woodland. Much of the bog is dominated by heather, although other characteristic bog plants are also found, such as sundews and bog asphodel.

Snipe © Amy Lewis

Why visit?

  • Peatland plants
  • Dragonflies and other insects

Best time to visit?

  • May to Aug for bog plants
  • May to Aug for insects

Visit for:

  • Peatlands


Head north out of Stonehaven along the B979 for five miles, before taking a sharp right - coming back on yourself - to reach the reserve. The reserve entrance is next to the bus stop.

Getting onto the reserve

Follow the access path next to the bus stop to get onto the reserve.

Getting round this reserve

Keep to the raised central pathway because deep pools, ditches and undulating ground within the bog are dangerous.


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