Carsegowan Moss

Carsegowan Moss is one of the best examples of a lowland raised peat bog in Galloway. Cranberry and bog rosemary grow in the Sphagnum carpet and adders bask in the heather. Hen harriers, merlins, short-eared owls and barn owls can be seen occasionally hunting across the bog.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Wildflowers and insects
  • Adders
  • Second World War gunpowder works

Best time to visit?

  • Jun to Aug for bog plants and mosses
  • Winter for hunting raptors

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • wildflowers
  • peatlands

Other information

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

The reserve lies to the east of the A714, between Newton Stewart and Wigtown. Turn left onto a farm road just beyond Causewayend and small car park is available at the end of the access road.

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Getting onto the reserve

From the car park, follow the waymarked trail to the reserve.

Access restrictions

Beware of very soft ground and deep ditches across the reserve. There are no formal paths provided and the vegetation makes walking difficult. Ground nesting birds such as snipe breed here, so please keep dogs on a lead.

Nearest town
Wigtown (3 mi / 4.8 km)
OS grid ref
NX422593
Landranger map
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FURTHER READING

About Carsegowan Moss

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Blackcraig WoodCarstramon Wood

Local group
Galloway

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