Moine Mhòr is a nature reserve with a mixture of mossy hummocks and open pools rising in a shallow, peaty dome. Fast-moving hen harriers quarter the moss in search of 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. 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.
The reserve is one of Scotland's oldest landscapes, with 5,000 years of history locked in its layers of peat. From any viewpoint visitors will see how the surface of the bog has formed a huge, shallow dome. 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 most 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 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.
The closest toilets are at Kilmartin House Museum 3 miles away. (Tel: 01546 510 278 for more information and to check accessibility). The nearest accessible toilets are in Lochgilphead, 6 miles away and require a RADAR key available from Disability Rights UK - http://disabilityrightsuk.org/.
The reserve is managed by NatureScot.
From the A816 Lochgilphead - Kilmartin road, turn onto the B8025 at Slockavullin. The car park is two miles south of Kilmartin.
Public Transport Directions
By Bike: The Kilmartin to Bellanoch section of the National Cycle Network Route 78 (Oban - Campbeltown) passes through the reserve.
On Foot: There are no nearby long distance walking routes. Visitors on foot can walk 1 mile from Kilmartin although there is no roadside pavement.
By Public Transport: There is a limited local bus service from Lochgilphead to Kilmartin which passes the reserve car park. The nearest train station is in Oban (33.8miles).
Transport and Parking
Accessible Parking Or Drop-off Point
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