Bankhead Moss

Important notice

Please be aware our Flying Flock are currently grazing the dome of the raised bog. Please keep dogs under control at all times, including when gaining access to the site over agricultural fields.

Bankhead Moss is a small raised bog, an uncommon habitat in this part of Scotland. There is an area of woodland and wetland with pools and scrapes where curlew, snipe and lapwing may be spotted. The bog provides ideal conditions for specialised plants including cottongrass and sundews.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Bog flowers such as sundew
  • Wetland and woodland birds

Best time to visit?

  • May – Jul for bog plants
  • Winter for wildfowl

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • grasslands
  • peatlands
  • geology
  • scenery
  • mammals
  • wetland

Other information

There is a boardwalk leading to a hide.

For more local reserve information, visit the Fife Members’ Centre website.


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How to get there


From Cupar on the A91, take the B940 south east through Pitscottie. The reserve lies south of the road just 500m before the village of Peat Inn. Alternatively, from St. Andrews take the A915 south west and turn right onto the B940 after 6 miles. The reserve is 500m after the Peat Inn.

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Getting onto the reserve

Follow the track along the edge of the field then go through the gate onto the reserve.

Access restrictions

Please stay on the paths as the ground is often wet and uneven. Dogs must be kept under close control. There are various stiles and gates on the reserve.

Nearest town
Pitscottie (2 mi / 3.2 km)
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Bankhead Moss


About Bankhead Moss

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Reserve map


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