Hunt out luminous moss in rabbit holes

Schistostega pennata, also called goblin’s gold or luminous moss is a great thing to look for in rabbit holes on Offa’s Dyke. The moss is actually very reflective and doesn’t glow in the dark but it is still an amazing sight to find a good patch of it.

Wildlife

Luminous moss

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Offa’s Dyke National Trail is a 177 mile (285 Km) long distance route running from the South Wales coast at Chepstow mainly along the Offa’s Dyke monument to the North Wales coast at Prestatyn. 28 miles runs through Shropshire in three sections; from Knighton through the Shropshire Hills AONB to the Kerry Ridgeway near Bishops Castle and a short section passing by the old County Town of Montgomery. The final section runs from Llanymynech crossing Oswestry Old Racecourse to Chirk Mill. The trail passes through spectacular landscape in Shropshire, so whether you are looking down for rabbit holes for luminous moss or casting your eyes over the Countryside around you there is always something of interest to see.

Walks