UK144
Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith


Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
The Lake of Menteith is a shallow water-body, with fringing reedbeds (Phragmites) in some bays. The nearby Flanders Moss is the largest remaining intact lowland raised mire in the UK, whose plant communities are relatively undisturbed. Human activities include peat extraction. The IBA is important for wintering waterbirds.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2020.