GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Flanders Moss Nature Reserve

1 miles (1 km)

This delightful National Nature Reserve near Kippen has a 0.5 mile boardwalk trail to follow over the peat bogland. It's a fascinating and beautiful spot with sphagnum moss, heather, birchesand cotton grass.
Look out for a wide variety of wildlife including adders, lizards, snipe and stonechat. There is also a great viewing tower which you can climb for views over the reserve to the Trossachs. This short walk starts from the parking area just off the B822 north of Kippen and follows the boardwalk trail, visiting the viewing tower on the way.

Postcode

FK8 3QT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Flanders Moss Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Flanders Moss Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west there's another major local highlight at Inchmahome Priory and Lake of Menteith. Here you can visit the 13th century priory ruins and enjoy some fine waterside trails. The nearby Doune Castle, Loch Rusky, Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie are other good nearby options.

Photos

Flanders Moss and a small birch wood in the distance - geograph.org.uk - 1203634

Flanders Moss and a small birch wood in the distance. Flanders Moss is like walking on a water-engorged sponge. There are silver birch trees all over the moss. They are all small due to the poor soil conditions.

Lochan on Flanders Moss - geograph.org.uk - 99117

Lochan on Flanders Moss. The area is a lowland raised bog and an area of conservation

High Moss Pow, mid-reaches, Flanders Moss - geograph.org.uk - 101230

High Moss Pow, mid-reaches, Flanders Moss. This photo taken looking east shows the contrasting habitat on either side of the shallow valley formed by the High Moss Pow. The foreground is in a natural condition, however the far side of the Pow (with lateral drainage ditches visible) still shows evidence of the former coniferous forestry which was clear-felled.

Over the fence to Flanders Moss - geograph.org.uk - 1203560

Over the fence to Flanders Moss. Taken just South of the lochan on Flanders Hill. This side of the fence is grazing for sheep.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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