Restoring the Marches Mosses
The Marches Mosses are Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses and Wem and Cadney Mosses, which are located on the border between north Shropshire and north Wales.
Collectively, these mosses form the third largest lowland raised peatbog in the UK. Lowland raised peatbogs are one of the rarest habitats on earth – over 96% have been destroyed.
Natural England, in partnership with Natural Resources Wales and Shropshire Wildlife Trust, are restoring 996 ha of the Marches Mosses and their edge habitat to make them healthy functioning eco-systems again.
We also want to make the Marches Mosses more accessible to everyone by encouraging local people and those from further afield to visit and enjoy this unique landscape. We will do this by installing an accessible bird hide, running a volunteer programme, holding a range of community events and improving interpretation and access.
We would appreciate your participation in this survey so that we can understand your opinions and attitudes to the Marches Mosses and their restoration. All responses are anonymous.
Thank you for your participation.
Mike Crawshaw, Engagement Adviser, Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project