Gordon Moss

Gordon Moss is a birch woodland growing on an area of peatland. Orchids and other wild flowers flourish in these conditions. The Trust only looks after the eastern side of this site.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Wildflowers
  • Butterflies
  • Mosses

Best time to visit?

  • Apr to Aug for wildflowers
  • Apr to Aug for butterflies

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • wildflowers
  • peatlands
  • butterflies

Other information

Although there is no maintained path, this quiet reserve is a good place to study Sphagnum mosses, butterflies, reed buntings and brown hares.


Hover for more information


How to get there


Take the A6105 west (towards Earlston) from Gordon, about 0.3 miles past the Greenknowe Tower. Look out for a left turn onto a track that leads to Gordon Moss. About 20m along the track there is small parking space for a couple of vehicles.

Get directions

Getting onto the reserve

Gordon Moss lies to the south of the car park. There are no maintained paths on the reserve, so waterproof footwear with a good grip is recommended.

Access restrictions

There are no maintained paths on Gordon Moss and care must be taken when walking on this wet peatland site. Footwear with a good grip suitable for wet, muddy conditions is advisable.

Nearest town
Gordon Village (1 mi / 1.6 km)
OS grid ref
Landranger map


About Gordon Moss

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Bemersyde Moss
Hoselaw Loch and Din Moss

Local group
Central Borders

Links & downloads

Reserve map


Stay up to date with the Scottish Wildlife Trust by subscribing to our mailing list Subscribe now

Back to top