Scottish Power is replacing all the roadside electricity poles during September 2020. As the car park and access point will be unavailable, and heavy plant will be present, please do not visit the reserve at this time.
Dalmellington Moss is a raised bog on the floodplain of the River Doon. Hummocks of heather and deergrass are interspersed with waterlogged hollows full of Sphagnum mosses and cottongrass, allowing beetles, moths and dragonflies to thrive in these conditions.
- Raised bog
- Rare plants
- Abundant insects
Best time to visit?
- Summer for plants and insects
- All year round for peatland
Specialised bog plants, such as bog rosemary, rare sundews and white beak-sedge do well in these conditions.