Glasson Moss Nature Reserve is approximately 10 miles west of Carlisle, near to the villages of Glasson and Bowness-on-Solway. It is one of three sites which form the South Solway Mosses National Nature Reserve, alongside Bowness Common and Wedholme Flow. This place really is wonderful, it will be even more superb in the warmer weather as I am sure it is a haven for wildlife and plants! The new set of trails and boardwalks mean that you are able to explore this wetland paradise at ease, if you were to park at the upper west lay-by or the northern car park then this walk would be completely pram accessible.

There is also a great viewing tower meaning you can see for miles and spend some time bird watching!

There is free parking, picnic areas, disabled access and information boards throughout.

Peatlands are Cumbria’s most important carbon store. They store five times as much carbon as all Cumbria’s trees put together. Not only do healthy peat bogs lock away more carbon than they release – like a sponge, they also soak up rainfall slowing the flow off the hills which in turn prevents flooding further down the line.

So not only was this a wonderful walk for my children… it is also playing a huge part in reducing emissions and locking away carbon ♻️

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