This large area of raised bog began to be formed at the end of the last Ice Age, some 12,500 ago. In the 18th and 19th centuries areas of the bog were drained and commercial peat cutting took place. This continued until 1990 when the area became a National Nature Reserve.
View to the north-east.
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Fenn's Moss, Whixall *
23 July 2014
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* This part of the Moss is just across the border in Wales