Whixall

Mosses

Another great place to see wildlife and nature is Whixall Moss. Most mosses in the UK have been drained for agriculture etc, Whixall Moss is a rare survivor. Along with the Fenn's, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Moss they form Britain's third largest lowland raised bog. The site is 2340 acres. In 2001 circular waymarked trails were developed through some areas of Fenn's and Whixall Mosses, these trails are available from the canalside, enabling boater's to see wildlife such as kingfishers, swans, watervoles, grass and adder snakes and also rare birds of prey, the list is endless and goes on and on.