49. Longridge Moss, west of Stoneyburn in the Breich Valley

At 33 hectares this is a relatively large and good example of a raised peat bog, which is enhanced by the fact that it is surrounded by other wildlife rich habitats.

49 Longridge Moss west of Stoneyburn in the Breich Valley

Longridge Moss is a Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve and is home to one of the few remaining populations of water voles in West Lothian. The fact that almost 150 species have been identified is indicative of the variety of plant life here.

Parking is limited to informal laybys along the B7015 west of Stoneyburn village, from where you can walk to the periphery of the site. There are no paths on the reserve itself, and the ground can be soft and wet. Nearby geodiversity sites are Five Sisters Shale Bings (5), Levenseat working quarry and Levenseat quarries & mines (23, 24) and Skolie Burn by Addiewell (25).

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