Ellesmere, The Mere

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The Mere at Ellesmere is the largest and most spectacular of the nine glacial meres in North Shropshire.  The Mere attracts thousands of visitors each year.  With good access and the excellent Boathouse restaurant and visitor information centre, it is a good starting point to explore Blakemere, Whitemere, Newton Mere and Crosemere.  The Mere is surrounded by circular walks, woodlands and gardens and is a nature lover’s paradise.  Modern technology allows herons to be viewed nesting and feeding their young from the beginning of March to the end of May, all from the comfort of the visitor information centre.


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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

02
may

Bog wars

Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses is a National Nature Reserve and the third largest raised peat bog in the UK.

17
apr

Boglife trainee placement

We are looking for trainees for the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project.

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Events

31
may

Bog Safari Picnic

Discover the amazing plants & animals of the Mosses.

23
jun

Dragonfly Photography

Join local photographer Stephen Barlow for an introductory wildlife photography session.