Moine Mhòr National Nature Reserve is a fascinating place, encompassing mossy hummocks and open pools rising in a shallow, peaty dome. Older than many of the standing stones in the surrounding glen, Moine Mhòr has locked many years of history into its silent layers of peat. Fast moving hen harriers search the moss for prey whilst summer light catches on the glint of a dragonfly. In autumn, the reserve is dominated by the deep red tones of sphagnum moss, soaking up water like a sponge. Moine Mhòr is also one of the few landscapes in Britain which takes in saltmarsh, peat bog, woodland and hillside.
There is a car park, picnic area and a trail suitable for all abilities. There are two seats along the trail and one at the end of the boardwalk which have adjacent spaces for wheelchair users and prams. There is also an accessible bird hide 300m west of Islandadd Bridge, though there is a step from the towpath leading onto the ramp down to the hide.
- Car park
- Historical features
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wheelchair access
- Wildlife viewing
B8025, Crinan, Lochgilphead, National PA31 8QF