Canal trips to The Mosses

March 30, 2021

With lockdown restrictions lifting, canal boating is a great way to staycation in the UK. If you’re out on the Llangollen Canal on your boat, the Marches Mosses are a great place to stop and stretch your legs. The canal, dug through peat in the early 1800s, passes the precious peatland that is the Mosses – Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses, Wem Moss and Cadney Moss.

The Viewing Tower looking out over the Mosses

From the mooring near Morris’ Bridge, it’s a short walk along the Moss-side towpath to the new Viewing Tower that overlooks the Mosses. The tower is five metres high, providing fantastic views over the expanse of this rare habitat. Enjoy the open skies above – who knows? You might spot a curlew, or even a hobby, overhead. So, make time to stop and experience the magic and mystery of the Mosses before you resume your canal boat adventure.

Curlew Credit: Stephen Barlow


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