Mountainous glamping in Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve

This remote, waterlogged landscape provides a fascinating setting for a short walk.

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Alexander House Glamping

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St Conan's Escape

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The Charcoal Huts - Isle of Bute

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Our Huts are located within the Moss Wood area of Bute Forest - a mixed birch and alder wood that extends up the hillside to the west of the A886 that connects the Rhubodach Ferry to Port Bannatyne and Rothesay. Moss Wood has a range of facilities. Park on the shore-side where the coast can be enjoyed or at the main entrance, and take a walk up through Moss Wood along the Poetry Trail. A steep walk in places, the Poetry Trail is a loop punctuated with places to stop and read, to stop and think. Read nature poetry from throughout the ages, stop at the Blether Stane, or taking the spur to the Viewing Point back south across the Kyles. Moss Wood connects to the West Island Way – take the Poetry Trail and the spur to the Viewing Point – and then take the Stag’s Trod further up (steeply) till you reach the West Island Way. From there, head south towards Port Bannatyne or north along the boundary of the Community Forest. From the viewing point, you can also explore interesting heritage features such as the old WW2 bunker, kayak shelter, Balnakailly settlement, and the SSSI oak woodland.
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Runach Arainn Glamping

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Dod Mill Fishing Hut

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Broom Fisheries Campsite

4 units · Glamping200 acres · Dumfries, South Scotland
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Mountainous glamping in Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

Flanders Moss’ status as the largest lowland raised bog in the UK may not, at first, sound particularly exciting, but a visit will reveal how special this nature reserve is. An ancient and wild landscape, Flanders Moss is covered with sphagnum mosses and a wide variety of specialist plants and animals that create a colorful carpet of reds, oranges and greens. You can enjoy the captivating view by taking a stroll along the boardwalk, and from the viewing tower that provides views all across the reserve. While there is no camping within the reserve, the campsites at Trossachs Holiday Park and Cobleland are both within a 15-minute drive.

When to go

Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve has something different to appeal all year round. In spring and summer, the reserve is covered in fluffy white bog cotton and filled with nesting birds. You’re also likely to see reptiles such as frogs, toads and lizards. In fall the color palette changes to rich orange and you can see rutting red deer. Winter is worth a visit for the spectacle of wintering geese roosting on the lake.

Know before you go

  • The bog can be deeper than it looks: Be sure to stick to the boardwalk and paths.
  • Visitors should observe the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, leave no trace and refrain from picking flowers.
  • The closest public bus stop is in Thornhill 2.5 miles (four kilometres) away. The closest train station is Stirling, nine miles (15 kilometres) away.
  • The 3,000-foot (900-metre) boardwalk is accessible for wheelchair users.

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