Moine Mhòr lies to the west of Kilmartin Glen, one of the most important prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, however the boggy conditions prevented these prehistoric people from living or farming on the moss.

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

This place is run by Nature Scot

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Further information

Opening Hours

Public access is available at all times.

It's advisable to check weather conditions.




Accessible access
Dog friendly
Dog walking
Environmental significance
Family friendly
Family friendly path
No camping
No swimming
Photo point
Point of interest
Wildlife watching

Useful information

Food and drink

There are no food or drink facilities available at Moine Mhòr


Dogs are allowed but should be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

Picnic and trails

There is a picnic area.


There is a trail suitable for most abilities, and 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.