From time to time we will post a few very accessible sites you may wish to visit, whether you are native to the Isles or are visiting from abroad.
First up is the Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas. Cairnsmore of Fleet is a stunning location towards the south west of Scotland, in a remote part of the Galloways Hills where you will find Drosera rotundifolia and Pinguicula vulgaris.
|Blanket Bog - Cairnsmore of Fleet|
For the less adventurous you can join the Ibye Walk, which starts from the Visitor Centre and is only a short 45 minute walk. Much longer though when distracted by the sundews which litter an area of blanket bog on-route! The bog is found to the west of the path as you starting heading north up hill, shortly after starting your journey. This is a relatively dry area of bog, and can comfortably be accessed in a good pair of walking boots. Here you will find D. rotundifolia in large numbers amongst the grassy vegetation. Further along the walk D. rotundifolia can even be seen growing amongst the mosses in a weeping rock cutting, once carved into the landscape to form a railway track.
|Blanket bog - Inbye Walk|
|Bog pool - Cairnsmore of Fleet|
For more information contact:
SNH Cairnsmore of Fleet Reserve Office
Gatehouse of Fleet
Castle Douglas DG7 2BP
Tel: 01557 814435