Glen Moss

Important notice

Please be aware that forest harvesting is underway next to the reserve and the Houston Road parking area and approach path are temporarily out of use. The reserve paths are still available but please be vigilant near the felled area and follow the safety instructions.

Glen Moss has areas of marshland, woodland and wet heath with open water and sheltered, shallow pools. It is a natural haven for songbirds, waterfowl, amphibians and insects, particularly dragonflies and damselflies. Rare plants include the coral root orchid.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Wildflowers and insects
  • Songbirds and waterfowl
  • Scenic walks

Best time to visit?

  • Spring for birds
  • Summer for plants and butterflies
  • Summer for dragonflies
  • Autumn & winter for waterfowl

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • wildflowers

Other information

A path leads around the reserve past a pond where nine species of dragonflies can be spotted.

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

From the centre of Kilmacolm, cross the Bridge of Weir Road, turn right into Gillburn Road, then right again into Gowkhouse Road. Follow the lane to the top.

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Getting onto the reserve

The reserve can be accessed by following the public footpath sign. There are surfaced paths and a boardwalk on the reserve.

Access restrictions

Please prevent dogs from hunting wildlife at all times of year, but especially in the spring. There is no parking near the reserve – cars should be left in the town centre where possible.

Nearest town
Kilmalcom (0 mi / 0 km)
OS grid ref
NS368699
Landranger map
63

FURTHER READING

About Glen Moss

Out & about

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Links & downloads

Reserve leaflet

Reserve map

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