Red Moss of Netherley

Red Moss of Netherley is a mosaic of fen, marsh and woodland habitats and is one of the best examples of a raised bog in north east Scotland. Heather flourishes in these conditions, interspersed by the yellow spikes of bog asphodel and other bog plants such as Sphagnum moss and carnivorous sundews.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Peatland plants
  • Dragonflies and other insects

Best time to visit?

  • May to Aug for bog plants
  • May to Aug for insects

Visit for:

  • peatlands

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

Head north out of Stonehaven along the B979 for 5 miles, before taking a sharp right – coming back on yourself – to reach the reserve. The reserve entrance is next to the bus stop.

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Getting onto the reserve

Follow the access path next to the bus stop to get onto the reserve.

Access restrictions

Keep to the raised central pathway because deep pools, ditches and undulating ground within the bog are dangerous.

Nearest town
Stonehaven (5 mi / 8 km)
OS grid ref
NO857938
Landranger map
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FURTHER READING

About Red Moss of Netherley

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Gight WoodMontrose Basin

Local group
Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Links & downloads

Reserve map

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