Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park

Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park is situated to the east of Wishaw town centre

Perchy Pond LNR

Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park is a 100ha site consisting of many different habitats including ponds, wildflower meadows, remnant raised peat bog, old and new woodlands. These habitats are home to mammals including badger, roe deer and fox with many insects and birds present. Many of these species are included in our .

There is a good  path network throughout the site. Most paths are tarmac and accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Conservation volunteers meet weekly to carry out a range of conservation tasks to help enhance the Nature Park and surrounding sites.  

Perchy Pond within the Park was designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in 1989 by Motherwell District Council to protect the pond from future development. In 2013, the remainder of the Greenhead Moss Park was designated as an LNR.

We sometimes hold events at our LNR's - have a look at our What's on page to see if there are any soon.

Greenhead Moss (Stratigraphic Staircase)

Following consultation in October last year on access improvements at Greenhead Moss we are taking forward improvements to the path network around the blue staircase.

Improvements include path resurfacing, providing new edging, replacing sleepers on the path and providing culverts instead of sleeper bridges.

Within the next two months we will also replace some of the panels on the blue staircase.

Upgrading the path by the blue staircase provides a more easily accessible route so more people can use the site.

To allow this work to progress from Tuesday 17th March 2020 for a period of approximately 1 week, the alternate path to the stratigraphic staircase (shown on the plan below, highlighted RED) will be temporarily closed to allow contractors to upgrade the path and replace old fixtures. This will involve groundwork and moving machinery.

Under section 15 of the Land Reform Scotland Act 2003 North Lanarkshire Council, has in the interest of public safety agreed to the temporary closure of the highlighted area of path network.

North Lanarkshire Council apologies for any inconvenience whilst these improvement works are taking place, and we thank you for your understanding.

A recommended diversion is shown in BLUE below.

Greenhead Moss Path

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