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Claish Moss Nature Reserve
See one of Britain’s best examples of a raised bog. Claish Moss has evolved over the last 8,000 years. A network of pools speckles the bog’s dome-shaped surface. Deep below, pollen grains that survive in the peat are a record of the area’s plant life since the bog first began to form.
Claish Moss is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation (which extends across Kentra Moss) and a Ramsar site.
The reserve has no formal paths.
Deep pools on the bog surface make it dangerous to walk on.
Claish Moss lies on the south shore of Loch Shiel. Take the A861 road and look for an unmarked layby about halfway between Salen and Acharacle. You can park here.
The start of the reserve is 3.5km along a track from the layby.
- Wildlife viewing
Acharacle, Sunart, National PH36 4JX