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Local Nature Reserves in South Lanarkshire

Langlands Moss

Langlands Moss LNR is located approximately two miles to the south of East Kilbride town centre, in South Lanarkshire. In 1992, Langlands Moss was identified as a potential LNR. It was officially designated in March 1996. The current boundary of the LNR covers the extent of the raised bog; the proposed extension to the boundary will encompass the surrounding woodland.

The site is signposted from Torrance Roundabout on the A726 Strathaven Road in East Kilbride, just south of the Calderglen Country Park main entrance. You can also walk to Langlands from Calderglen Country Park along the footpaths. A boardwalk allows access across the raised bog at the reserve, which provides excellent viewpoints onto the moss and of the surrounding landscape.

Langlands Moss is an important and rare habitat - a lowland raised bog. Raised bogs are peatlands, the oldest of which date back to the last Ice Age. Peat forms where there is high rainfall and low temperatures. The peat then forms into a raised dome, often several metres thick, which rests on the water table. 

Langlands Moss is wet and can be dangerous in places so you should stay on the paths and boardwalk.

For more information on the site, please read the LNR Management Statement. This is an extension to the existing LNR at Langlands Moss (along with 16 new LNRs) that South Lanarkshire Council designated in 2022. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with your local nature reserve, please get in touch with the Countryside and Greenspace team by emailing CAG@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

If you would like to help with the improvement of Langlands Moss or find out more about the work that has taken place please contact the Countryside and Greenspace Service or visit the Friends of Langlands Moss Facebook page.

Map showing the area of the Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve

Notice of Langlands Moss (Extension) Local Nature Reserve - No. 1 Declaration 2022

Notice is hereby given that, in pursuance of Sections 19 and 21 of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, on 27 January 2022, South Lanarkshire Council declared that it intends to manage land situated at Langlands Moss, East Kilbride in the South Lanarkshire Council area and shown delineated within black boundaries on the Plan attached to said Declaration, as a Local Nature Reserve. In declaring this site as a Local Nature Reserve, the council aims to recognise and protect the area for its biodiversity, cultural history, educational and recreational value. The site is of local value due to its wildlife, natural environment and use by the community; through designation as a Local Nature Reserve, the council will maintain open access to this site for recreation and continue to work with the local community to make improvements for both nature and people.

Publication/Inspection of Documents

The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 requires South Lanarkshire Council to publish Notice of such Declarations in such manner as appears to them best suited for informing persons concerned. In terms of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 Schedule 6 Part 3 Paragraph 9, South Lanarkshire Council are of the view that giving notice of where copies of the documentation may be inspected, or making them available for inspection in a particular manner, may give rise to a significant risk of the transmission of coronavirus, or is likely to be ineffective or inappropriate due to action taken in order to control the incidence or transmission of coronavirus and is therefore publishing this Notice and the Plan referred to here on our website. 

Enquiries

Any enquiries regarding this Notice or the Declaration should be sent by email to CAG@southlanarkshire.gov.uk or by post to:

Countryside and Greenspace Service
Community and Enterprise Resources
South Lanarkshire Council
18 Forrest Street
Blantyre
G72 0JP

Date of Notice: 8 March 2022