South Solway Mosses

On the Bowness peninsula on the Solway Firth, these are some of the largest lowland peatlands in England: Drumburgh Moss NNR (Cumbria Wildlife Trust), Bowness Common (part of RSPB Campfield Marsh) and Glasson Moss NNR (Natural England).

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

Only Campfield has a building and facilities (at the Solway Wetlands Centre, CA7 5AG), with family-friendly self-guided activities. Click here

Glasson has limited parking at NY235609, via lane past Glendale Holiday Park (CA7 5DJ). Click here


Things to see

Drumburgh Moss offers boardwalks, a hide, viewpoint and pool-sides, all within short walking distances, with spectacular views to the Lake District mountains. To reach it turn south in Drumburgh village (CA7 5DR) onto the signed minor road/ track to the parking area – after about 1 km, at NYY255590.


Top species

Black Darter

Small, dark dragonfly

Main flight period is June to November.

Can appear in large numbers.

Image by Iain Leach



Contact Information

Solway Coast Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty Team
Liddell Street

T: 01697 333055

South Solway Mosses