Delamere Living Landscape

Delamere Landscape_Heather HulseDelamere Landscape_Heather Hulse

We're working with partner agencies, landowners and local communities to create a resilient network of habitats across Delamere that people enjoy and value.


In the 1947 post-war Government report on the Conservation of Nature in England, the Delamere Forest landscape was included on the list of areas of ‘outstanding national value for landscape and scenic beauty, the provision of rural amenities, scientific importance and the facilities that can be provided for the enjoyment, recreation and education of the public’.

However in recent years, the quality of many of the habitats has degraded, limiting its value to both people and wildlife.

The Delamere landscape is also an area of prime importance and potential within the Meres and Mosses Natural Area and Cheshire Wildlife Trust are leading the way to realise its potential.


By joining up the internationally important mossland habitats, we are creating ‘stepping stones’ of quality habitats to help species like butterflies, dragonflies, and reptiles.

Mosslands also host some very specialised plants such as sundew, bilberry, cranberry, bog rosemary and royal fern. It’s not only wildlife that is benefitting; mosslands are a “carbon sink” and can store masses of carbon, helping to limit the effects of climate change.

An area of outstanding national value for landscape and scenic beauty

In particular, the rare white-faced darter dragonfly, which became extinct in the region over ten years ago, is now benefiting from widespread mossland restoration work and being reintroduced back into Delamere Forest.

Local communities are at the heart of our conservation work as CWT works with students, volunteers, local parishes, community groups and businesses including offering an array of ways to get involved whether it be volunteering, fundraising or enjoying a suite of events.


Contact any of the Delamere Living Landscape team to get involved:

 

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