© Duncan Hutt
The peat bog at Holburn lies in a valley to the east of Greensheen Hill. The hill, with a path leading over the top affords the best views over the site and surrounding countryside, including Lindisfarne and the Cheviots.
Lindisfarne has historical links with the reserve as it is alleged that the monks of Lindisfarne Priory used to take peat from here as fuel and this may account for the strange square hollows across the site. Now the reserve is an internationally designated wetland linked closely to the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve area due to movement of wildfowl between the two. The reserve is managed in partnership with Ford and Etal Estates. The site is designated as open access but the bog area is hard going with occasional ditches and is not recommended.