To celebrate World Water Day, the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) invites you to a guided walk at one of East Ayrshire’s recently restored peat bogs.
The CEI has been working to improve peatlands as part of the Nature Network & EcoCo LIFE Projects. The theme of this year’s World Water Day is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. What better way to celebrate than a trip to a lovely soggy bog? A healthy peatland provides many benefits including water storage and filtration, carbon storage and a home for a unique array of wildlife.
The event will take place at Low Moss, a small raised bog adjacent to the site of a former opencast mine near Lugar, East Ayrshire. The site underwent re-wetting works in 2017 and the CEI is monitoring the success of the works through a series of hydrological and wildlife surveys.
Come along to find out more about the project and take in the beauty of this unique landscape. And don’t forget your wellies!
Please note the following important details:
- As there is very little parking near the site the CEI is organising transport from the nearby village of Logan. Further details will be provided upon booking. For any keen walkers/cyclists you can arrange to meet us at the site on foot – please let Gemma know if you will be doing this at the time of booking!
- This event is open to all ages (children under 16 must be supervised by an adult). However, due to the uneven & soggy terrain on site this event is only suitable for those capable of walking in such conditions.
- As birds may be breeding, no dogs will be allowed on site.