An oasis of open windswept moors hidden in the lowlands, Blawhorn is a site full of secrets.
An oasis of open windswept moors hidden in the lowlands, Blawhorn is a site full of secrets. By using a special boardwalk to cross the peat, you’ll soon discover some of its treasures such as the nodding white heads of bog cotton in early summer or the explosive cackle of a red grouse as it bolts from the heather.
Best Time To Visit: April to July.
Facilities: Boardwalk across the edge of the bog. Car park available 8am to 9pm (summer) and 8am to 6pm (winter).
Further Information: SNH, Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 7AT. Tel: 0131 316 2600.
Four miles east of Armadale. Take junction 4 from the Edinburgh to Glasgow M8 motorway onto the A801, then head west for three miles on the A89 until you reach Blackridge village.