Foulshaw Moss

Foulshaw Moss is an incredibly peaceful nature reserve that offers something special for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

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Things to see

Although the landscape is challenging, boardwalk makes visiting easy-going, with routes leading through peaty pools or out onto the open moss where many different insects.

 

Top species

White-faced Darter

This species was reintroduced to the site

Flight period is April to September.

Easy to identify by their white face.

Image by David Clarke

 

 

Seasonal Highlights

The rare White-faced Darters start emerging from the bog pools in spring.

Common Hawker can be seen on the hunt in summer.

In autumn Black Darter sunbath on the boardwalks.

Image by Andrew, flickr

Contact Us

Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Gosling Sike
Houghton
Carlisle
CA3 0LD

T: 01228 829570

Species Flight Periods

These are general species flight periods for the UK. Please be aware that dragonflies tend to emerge later in the north where the climate is cooler.

Foulshaw Moss