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Ellesmere Heron Watch

From the comfort of the Boathouse Visitor Centre in Ellesmere, Shropshire, we can watch the herons nesting on nearby Moscow Island.  Using video cameras, we have continuous viewing of all the action as the herons build their nests, breed and incubate their eggs, and feed their hungry chicks.
 
Ellesmere Heronwatch starts in February each year, and runs through to early June.  This is when the herons are active.
From 10.30 to 3.30 everyday, the video cameras and telescopes allow visitors close views of all the nest activity.  Come and see for yourself!
 
www.heronwatch.org.uk 

Walking and Cycling in the Meres and Mosses

The Meres and Mosses area is a stunning landscape full of secret wonders to explore and discover.  There are walking and cycling paths and routes whether you want to explore for an hour or two or a whole day.  There is a fantastic range of wildlife that can be spotted at any one of the nature reserves across the area.

There are a number of websites that can provide walking and cycling routes across the area:

Travel Shropshire

Cycle Shropshire

Shropshire Council

Shropshire Tourism

Cycle Route

Shropshire Cycling

Shropshire Walking

Walking in Shropshire

North Shropshire

Sustrans


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