Meres and Mosses Creative and Digital Interpretation Project


The Meres & Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme are working with Media Active, based at Wem Town Hall to explore new ways of developing interpretative materials whilst engaging young people with their local heritage and landscape. The project focuses on countryside walks through sites of scientific interest in North Shropshire within the Meres and Mosses area.

Media Active work experience team

To date, the project has worked with children and young people from across Shropshire. Students have been recruited from schools and colleges including Whixall Primary School and Thomas Adams College, Wem. In addition, there have been 2 work experience production teams with 20 young recruits interested in journalism and media arts production, involving students from Shrewsbury 6th Form College and Sir John Talbot's Whitchurch year 10s.

So far, a total of 17 sessions, with a total of 210 attendances have taken place and lots more is planned!

You can read their blog for updates here: Meres and Mosses Digital Interpretation Project Blog

Some of the amazing photos taken by participants so far can be viewed on:         

A number of filmed interviews have also been produced and can be viewed below.


Stephen Lewis, Prees Heath Common warden       



Cath Price, Ellesmere Visitor Centre     



Dr Joan Daniels, Natural England  Reserve Manager- Fenn's Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses



Luke Neal, Meres and Mosses                                                                   



Behind the scenes:



Stuart Edmunds, Shropshire Mammal Group


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The Water vole declined by 90% in the 1970s in England, but is still found in many parts of the Meres and Mosses.

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Harvest mouse haven at Whixall

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