Longridge Moss

Longridge Moss ©Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Longridge Moss ©Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Snipe ©Margaret Holland
  • Willow Warbler ©Margaret Holland
  • Reed Bunting ©Margaret Holland
  • Water Vole ©Margaret Holland
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    Situated two miles south of Whitburn, Longridge Moss is an important lowland raised bog with a range of plants that are adapted to the wet, acidic conditions, including Sphagnum mosses, the insectivorous sundew and cotton grass.

    Birds such as snipe, curlew and skylark may be seen.

    You can also encounter these following species- so keep your eyes open!

    To download the Reserve's Features Map- click here

    Within Scotland's varied landscape lies the Scottish Wildlife Trust's wildlife reserves which have provided a secure haven for wildlife for 50 years. We have 120 reserves covering an area of more than 20,000 hectares.

    Our reserves support:

    • 168 UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species
    • 204 species from the Scottish Biodiversity List
    • 15 species from the SNH Species Action Framework plus many others

    The reserves offer good opportunities for watching wildlife and are vital in securing the long-term future of Scotland's wildlife.

  • Directions

    From Whitburn, take the A706 south. Shortly after you reach Longridge, turn left onto the B7015 towards Stoneyburn.

    After about 0.5 miles, you will come to a layby on the left.

    Getting onto the reserve

    Longridge Moss is situated north of the layby. There are no paths on this reserve, and care must be taken on the wet, soft and uneven ground.

    Appropriate footwear is recommended, and dogs must be kept on a lead as Longridge Moss is grazed by cattle and sheep.


Phone: 0131 312 7765




Longridge Moss
Cannop Crescent
EH47 9AB


  • Free Onsite Parking
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly




Best time to visit June- August

Dogs must be kept on a lead under close control as sheep and cattle graze on the reserve. There are no formal paths, so please take care on the wet, soft and uneven ground.


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