Moine Mhor

Site overview: This is a really boggy area! The bogs bogs gradually move into saltmarshes. A transition to saltmarsh is an unusual ecological feature of this site. Sadly it has been badly cared for previously; large areas have been drained, and peat extraction has occurred. But thankfully now the area shows strong evidence of regeneration. This area is home to the marsh fritillary butterfly and the European otter.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Area of Conservation
MPA Purpose
areas which have been identified as best representing the range and variety within the European Union of habitats and (non-bird) species listed on Annexes I and II to the Directive


56° 5' 7" North,
5° 30' 52" West

Surface Area

11.49 km2
(4.43 mi.2 )


37.57 km
(23.35 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Atlantic salt meadows (Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae))
  • Intertidal mudflats and sandflats (Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide)


  • Otter (Lutra lutra)