Walking Trails > Woodland Trail (4km) > Bog Myrtle and Heath

Bog Myrtle and Heath

You are now on a slight rise where to the north there is an area of dried-out former bog which is now dominated by tussocks of heather and rank grasses. An important plant here as well as other parts of the reserve is the aromatic Bog Myrtle, a small shrub which has long been used to deter biting insects and to flavour foods. Bog myrtle is also used in beer making. 

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