Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The trail starts at the car park which can be reached down a farm track from the B822 Kippen to Thornhill road at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 647 978.This entrance path is the most difficult part of the trail.with a short slope of 13% (1:8) and a 10% (1:10) gradient for about 15m. The rest of the trail is virtually flat.The surface of the path is firm but a little uneven with a camber.About a third of the circular route is not quite wide enough for two people to walk side by side.There are no seats on the walk but an accessible picnic table is available in the car park.There are no toilets on site, the nearest probably being in Thornhill 2 miles to the north. Buses do not run along the B822 past the entrance.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, October 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.8 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
 

Information

The trail starts at the car park which can be reached from the B822 Kippen to Thornhill road at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 647 978

Start The trail starts at the car park which can be reached from the B822 Kippen to Thornhill road at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 647 978

There are disabled parking places next to the access to the trail. A picnic table is close by.

Blue Badge parking bays There are disabled parking places next to the access to the trail. A picnic table is close by.

From the car park head towards the wooden bridge. There are information signs near the bridge.

Direction From the car park head towards the wooden bridge. There are information signs near the bridge.

The bridge is well over 1m wide.

Width The bridge is well over 1m wide.

This entrance path is the most difficult part of the trail.Just after the bridge there is a slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 15m.The surface of the path is firm but a little uneven.There is a camber on the path with a slope greater than 8% (1:12) on both sides. This 60m entrance and about a third of the circular route is not quite wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

Gradient This entrance path is the most difficult part of the trail.Just after the bridge there is a slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 15m.The surface of the path is firm but a little uneven.There is a camber on the path with a slope greater than 8% (1:12) on both sides. This 60m entrance and about a third of the circular route is not quite wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

The next short slope has a gradient sampled at 13% (1:8).

Gradient The next short slope has a gradient sampled at 13% (1:8).

 

Path

At the crossroads turn left to follow the circular route in a clockwise direction.The path straight on leads to the viewing tower.The path to the right is the route you will return along.

Direction At the crossroads turn left to follow the circular route in a clockwise direction.The path straight on leads to the viewing tower.The path to the right is the route you will return along.

 

Path

Bear right at the junction to follow the main path. To the left there is a spur to a viewing area with one of the numerous information boards telling you about Flanders Moss and its wildlife.

Direction Bear right at the junction to follow the main path. To the left there is a spur to a viewing area with one of the numerous information boards telling you about Flanders Moss and its wildlife.

Information board looking north east.

Information Information board looking north east.

There is a short board walk over wet ground.

Surface There is a short board walk over wet ground.

A few parts of the trail have an uneven surface.

Surface A few parts of the trail have an uneven surface.

 

Path

This is another short uneven section.

Surface This is another short uneven section.

A passing place and viewing stop with information board.

Information A passing place and viewing stop with information board.

There are a few puddles on this section following wet weather.

Surface There are a few puddles on this section following wet weather.

There are a few puddles on this section following wet weather.

Surface There are a few puddles on this section following wet weather.

There are a few puddles on this section following wet weather.

Surface There are a few puddles on this section following wet weather.

Stay on the main path, the stone slab path to the left leads to a seat but the path is made of stones and underwater after wet weather.

Direction Stay on the main path, the stone slab path to the left leads to a seat but the path is made of stones and underwater after wet weather.

This is the start of the boardwalk which runs for over 300m. At 1.2m it is wide enough for two people to walk side by side. The boardwalk has with edge boards.

Width This is the start of the boardwalk which runs for over 300m. At 1.2m it is wide enough for two people to walk side by side. The boardwalk has with edge boards.

 

Path

There are passing places and viewing stops with information boards along the way.

Width There are passing places and viewing stops with information boards along the way.

 

Path

 

Path

There are passing places and viewing stops along the way.

Width There are passing places and viewing stops along the way.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There are passing places and viewing stops with information boards along the way.

Width There are passing places and viewing stops with information boards along the way.

There are passing places and viewing stops with information boards along the way.

Width There are passing places and viewing stops with information boards along the way.

There are passing places and viewing stops  along the way.

Width There are passing places and viewing stops along the way.

 

Path

 

Path

As the board walk comes to an end keep right to follow the circular path back to the car park. The boardwalk to the left is a short spur to another viewing point.

Direction As the board walk comes to an end keep right to follow the circular path back to the car park. The boardwalk to the left is a short spur to another viewing point.

The path edge may be a little indistinct through the trees, especially in autumn as in the photo.

Visibility The path edge may be a little indistinct through the trees, especially in autumn as in the photo.

This part of the path has some cross slopes with gradients up to 10% (1:10)

Gradient This part of the path has some cross slopes with gradients up to 10% (1:10)

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There may be overhanging branches in a few places.

Clearance There may be overhanging branches in a few places.

Just before where the paths cross there is a dip with a slope of 9% (1:11) and a little bit of uneven ground.

Surface Just before where the paths cross there is a dip with a slope of 9% (1:11) and a little bit of uneven ground.

At the cross roads bear left to return down the path you came up from the car park.Turn right to go to the viewing tower.Go straight on to go round the circular path again.

Direction At the cross roads bear left to return down the path you came up from the car park.Turn right to go to the viewing tower.Go straight on to go round the circular path again.

The entrance to Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve is off the B822 Kippen to Thornhill road. It is clearly sign posted.

Direction The entrance to Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve is off the B822 Kippen to Thornhill road. It is clearly sign posted.

The entrance to Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve is off the B822 Kippen to Thornhill road. It is clearly sign posted.

Direction The entrance to Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve is off the B822 Kippen to Thornhill road. It is clearly sign posted.

There is a cattle grid at the entrance gate.

Surface There is a cattle grid at the entrance gate.

Keep following the entrance track to the car park. It is uneven with some potholes in places.

Direction Keep following the entrance track to the car park. It is uneven with some potholes in places.

Keep following the entrance track to the car park. It is uneven with some potholes in places.

Direction Keep following the entrance track to the car park. It is uneven with some potholes in places.

There is another cattle grid on the track to the car park.

Surface There is another cattle grid on the track to the car park.

Keep following the entrance track to the car park. It is uneven with some potholes in places.

Direction Keep following the entrance track to the car park. It is uneven with some potholes in places.

Keep following the entrance track to the car park. It is uneven with some potholes in places.

Direction Keep following the entrance track to the car park. It is uneven with some potholes in places.

The car park has a crushed stone surface that is a little uneven with some loose stones in paces. It is level and there is sign indicating space for disabled visitors.

Blue Badge parking bays The car park has a crushed stone surface that is a little uneven with some loose stones in paces. It is level and there is sign indicating space for disabled visitors.

There are numerous information boards around the reserve.

Information There are numerous information boards around the reserve.

There are numerous information boards around the reserve.

Information There are numerous information boards around the reserve.

The picnic table in the car park has space to accommodate a wheelchair user.

Seat The picnic table in the car park has space to accommodate a wheelchair user.

Leaflets telling the story of Flanders Moss are available under the sign just after the bridge.

Information Leaflets telling the story of Flanders Moss are available under the sign just after the bridge.

The view to the east.

View The view to the east.

The viewing point and information board at the end of the short boardwalk spur.

Viewing Platform The viewing point and information board at the end of the short boardwalk spur.

The view tower from across the moss.

Feature of Interest The view tower from across the moss.

The entrance to the viewing tower has a 20mm lip at the bottom. It has a slope of 8% (1:12).

Step The entrance to the viewing tower has a 20mm lip at the bottom. It has a slope of 8% (1:12).

There are 48 steps to the top level of the view platform. Wooden handrails are provided all the way up.

Step There are 48 steps to the top level of the view platform. Wooden handrails are provided all the way up.

A view from the top of the viewing tower looking over the moss.

View A view from the top of the viewing tower looking over the moss.

A view from the top of the viewing tower looking over the moss.

View A view from the top of the viewing tower looking over the moss.

A view from the top of the viewing tower looking over the moss.

View A view from the top of the viewing tower looking over the moss.

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