Mammoth Tower and platform


Dr. Joan Daniels, MBE – Rewilding the Mosses

Date: March 15, 2022

By Dr. Joan Daniels, MBE, Natural England’s Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project Officer, at Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve.  For 30 years, I have been lucky enough to lead Natural England/ Natural Resources Wales rewilding of the centre of Fenn’s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem & Cadney Mosses Special Area of Conservation (the Marches Mosses), […]

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Countryfile Revisits the Former Scrapyard on the Mosses

Date: March 8, 2022

If you watched Countryfile on Sunday 27 February, you saw a quick update on the former scrapyard on the Mosses. We’d like to fill you in on the work that’s been done since Countryfile visited in 2016. As you saw on the broadcast, the six acre scrapyard operated on the edge of Whixall Moss for […]

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Mosses Banners a Big Hit at Theatre Severn Event

Date: February 25, 2022

On Wednesday 23 February 2022, a group of some 50 guests joined in a celebration of the Marches Mosses Banners Project, “peat-surface-sky” at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury. Members of the Wem Youth Group worked with artists Sue Challis and Kate Johnston to create three, seven metre tall banners, which bring the Marches Mosses peatland to […]

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Storm Eunice Heads for the Mosses

Date: February 17, 2022

The Met Office have issued an Amber Warning of Wind for Friday 18 February, including the Marches Mosses. As a result, we recommend you keep an eye on weather updates and put your Mosses walk plans on hold until the storm has passed – perhaps save your woolley cap and wellies for a Wonderful Weekend […]

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Focus on Wem Moss – Part of the Marches Mosses

Date: February 12, 2022

NOTE: This post contains a link to an external website. Wem Moss remains an ancient piece of wilderness, an outstanding example of a lowland raised bog. Overview Wem Moss covers 28 hectares (nearly 70 acres), just 3% of the total 1,000 hectare area of the Marches Mosses. However, it represents the best area of bog […]

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