Visit a reserve Nature Reserves LANDFORD BOG, Salisbury Download our reserve leaflet here Near SalisburyOS map OL22 Grid ref: SU258184 Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs Dogs on leads are welcome 6.65 hectares Set within the New Forest National Park the bog is a floating carpet of feathery moss with expanses of heather and purple moor-grass. Look for sundews – small carnivorous plants that use sticky red tentacles to trap small insects. Its spoon-shaped leaves curl up around prey so it can be digested. Also carnivorous, the pale butterwort has tiny pink flowers and uses a rosette of leaves at the base of its stem to trap insects. In summer see the yellow bog asphodel and the frilly bogbean. Look for the yellow-striped raft spider; one of the UK’s largest, at the edge of puddles. It uses sensory hairs on its front legs to detect ripples made by insects. Once alerted, it skates across the surface and overcomes its prey. On a hot day you can see the metallic green tiger beetle, dragonflies and damselflies in flight. Listen for grasshoppers and crickets around your feet. Along the eastern side of the reserve is wet woodland of broadleaved willow.Landford is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. We are grazing the reserve with cattle to keep scrub down and stop trees encroaching. Volunteers help with scrub clearance, coppicing, fencing and other tasks. Directions If driving - From Salisbury take A36 towards Southampton. After10 miles turn to Landford on the B3079. Go through Landford village, heading towards Bramshaw. After about 1.25 miles the entrance to reserve is at second lay-by on left, next to kissing gates. Here you can park. Please be aware that in a rural county postcodes often cover wide areas; some may point you to a reserve entrance, others may direct you to its centre and others may simply direct you to the reserve's vicinity. If using bus – The X7 Salisbury-Southampton service stops in the village of Landford. Visit www.salisburyreds.co.uk If cycling –There are no specified cycle routes in the area. Visit www.sustrans.org.uk Other reserves nearby – Blackmoor Copse, Coombe Bissett Down What to see locally - Langley Wood National Nature Reserve (2 miles), Paultons Family Theme Park (3 miles), Ower Country Park (4 miles), Romsey Abbey Heritage and Visitor Centre (6 miles)(Photo: Landford Bog © Steve Day) Join our volunteering group.