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    Overton Muir
    Moorlands | Vale of Leven | G82 5ET
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Overton Muir in Vale of Leven



Overton Muir | Moorlands | G82 5ET

What is a Moorland? A moorland or moor is a type of habitat found in upland areas in temperate grasslands, savannas, shrublands, shrublands biomes, montane grasslands and is characterised by low-growing vegetation on acidic soils. The difference between a Moorland and a Heathland is that a Heathland has been shaped by human land management. They need to be carefully managed, as they have come to support specialist wildlife and grow on infertile soil. Scotland's mountains, moors, hills and heaths cover more than 50% of our land area and extend from near sea level in the north and west to our highest mountain tops and there are six in West Dunbartonshire including Overton Muir.

Overton Muir, located west of Alexandria, varied species of plant and wildlife.

A wide range of walking paths with varied routes linking to Balloch and Cardross.

A small woodland with varied wildlife, including old oaks and ash trees, with basic flora life.

A variation of wildlife, including birds and insects with burrowing rabbits throughout.

Map Area of Overton Muir



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