Bo’mains Meadow

This reserve has two meadows: the northern meadow, which was a former reservoir that has been filled in, and the southern meadow, which has been undisturbed for many years and is now a wonderful unimproved species-rich meadow.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Spectacular wildflower meadows
  • Greater butterfly orchid and twayblade
  • Tree sparrows
  • Butterflies

Best time to visit?

  • Summer for wildflowers and birds

Visit for:

  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • scenery
  • butterflies

Other information

In summer, the meadow is dappled with wildflowers, including greater butterfly orchid, twayblade and common spotted orchid, attracting a number of butterfly species.


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How to get there


From Bo’ness, take the A706 south towards Linlithgow. Turn right onto a minor road at the first crossroads beyond the town. Take the first right (after 0.6 miles) onto another minor road. The reserve is on the right of the road and is accessed from the roadside.

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Getting onto the reserve

Go through the field gate onto the reserve, where an informal path leads around its perimeter.

Access restrictions

Dogs must be kept under close control at all times due to the presence of stock.

Nearest town
Bo'ness (1 mi / 1.6 km)
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About Bo’mains Meadow

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Jupiter Urban Wildlife CentrePetershill

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