Whitlaw Mosses

Marshes

    The beautiful Whitelaw Mosses National Nature Reserve to the east of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.

    The Whitelaw Mosses National Nature Reserve encompasses the four wetland areas of Murder Moss, Blackpool Moss, Beanrig Moss and Lindean Moor. Each of these four wetland jewels has its own unique feel and a huge diversity of plants and animals in this reserve. They range from lichen rich willow scrub to open moss carpets, feathery sedge swamps to sweet smelling herb meadows and butterfly favoured grasslands. Highlight species include butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, lichens and mosses. 16 species of butterfly have been recorded here, including the dark green fritillary, Scotch argus and the six spot burnet moth.

    The sites are small and fragile, with moss surfaces that can be deceptive and dangerous. There is a small car park next to the Lindean Reservoir.
     

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Two miles east of Selkirk or five miles west of St Boswells. The four sites lie immediately north of the A699 road.

    Transport within Scotland

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