Drainage works have been carried out along the route of the access path to the reserve. This has left the path muddier and more slippery than usual in places so please take care and wear appropriate footwear (good boots/wellies, etc…)
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; the large heath butterfly lives here and adders bask in the heather. Hen harriers, merlins, short-eared owls and barn owls can be seen occasionally hunting across the bog.
- Wildflowers and insects
- Second World War gunpowder works along the access path to the reserve
Best time to visit?
- Jun to Aug for bog plants and mosses
- Winter for hunting raptors