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Heritage Fund

The Heritage Fund has given a grant of £973,000 under its Landscape Partnership Scheme to a partnership led by Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The money will be spent in the heart of the meres and mosses of north Shropshire and south Cheshire, taking in the countryside around Ellesmere, Whitchurch, Whixall and the Cholmondeley Estate.

The money will restore nature reserves and support farmers in the creation of wildlife oases. New nature trails will be created to help people explore this amazing landscape. Events and activities will be arranged, including boating, angling and walking. Local people will be able to learn traditional skills such as making Cheshire cheese, or find out about the hidden secrets of the bog-lands. The scheme will also work with communities to deliver local landscape projects.
 

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The Meres and Mosses landscape was formed by retreating glaciers 12,000 years ago. Now, lowland raised peat bogs are one of the most endangered habitats on Earth.


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News

12
jul

Where wetter is better.

Celebrating International Bog Day

20
jun

Plans for bird hide at Morris's Bridge

The fields adjacent to Morris's Bridge have become an important site for a variety of bird species.

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Events

30
aug

Moth Trapping and photography workshop

An activity over two days which will show you how to trap and identify the various moths living on the Marches Mosses.

07
sep

Late Season Dragonfly Walk

Another chance to see how the dragonfly population have been affected by the changing seasons.