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Marches Mosses – Notice of Event Cancellation.

Please note that, in line with current medical guidance, we are cancelling the Newt Trapping Event of 24/25th April and all future events until we are sure that it is safe to hold them. We understand that this is a disappointment to many of you, but your safety and that of your loved ones is important to us.
In the meanwhile, if you are self-isolating due to being in a potentially vulnerable group, please take care and stay healthy. As long as you are feeling fine then a healthy walk on the Marches Mosses will do you good, but bring your wellies, we’ve had plenty of rain!

As of 2016, the Marches Mosses Boglife project commenced thanks to funding from Heritage Fund and Life funding. This is a £5 million project to continue the restoration of the habitats of Fenn’s, Whixall, Bettisfield and Wem mosses. Collectively the mosses form the third largest lowland raised peatbog in the UK.

Lowland raised peatbogs are one of the rarest habitats on the planet and act as a carbon store, holding carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere and helping combat climate change.

For more information about the Mosses and BogLIFE project, please click here.

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General enquiries


Volunteering opportunities

Reserve Manager steve.dobbin@naturalengland.org.uk

Community relations

Engagement Officer: Mike.Crawshaw@naturalengland.org.uk

Project Manager

Robert Duff:  Robert.Duff@naturalengland.org.uk



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