Skip to main content



Mosswater Local Nature Reserve is best accessed by foot from Hope Park Drive north of Blackwood round-about.

After several years of work to improve this site for wildlife and people Mosswater has been designated a Local Nature Reserve.

The young woodland and floodplain grassland to the north of Broadwood have been radically improved to maximise their value for local biodiversity. Larger ponds with shallow mud edges have been created for waterfowl and wader birds. Small ponds have been created as habitat for frogs and newts. Deep flooded ditches have been dug to support a water vole population. Nest boxes have been erected to attract breeding or roosting barn owl which historically inhabit this area. Many of these species are priorities on our Biodiversity Action Plan.

In spring 2012 an accessible surfaced path network was created through the woodland up to the viewpoint which overlooks the wetland, and also around the marsh on the east of the site to allow Hopepark residents easy access to the reserve.

Mosswater LNR's young woodland, new ponds and path network are easily visible from the Edinburgh-Glasgow train (two minutes after leaving Croy station towards Glasgow - look out the left hand window).


Hopepark Drive
G68 9FG
United Kingdom


55.9516193, -4.0441811

Phone number
01236 632838
Help us improve this pageClose

We're sorry this page didn't meet your expectations this time. Please let us know if you have any feedback to help us improve the content.

If you have a question or comment about a council service or would like a reply, please contact us.

Thank you for your feedback