Introduction

This website is owned and run by Whixall Parish Council and its purpose is to provide information about what is happening in the council and to hopefully provide a focus for the community.


Whixall is a small rural parish situated in North Shropshire. In terms of land area it is the largest inland parish in England however it only has a population of 820 with 322 households.


It lies on the border with Wales and the nearest towns are the market towns of Whitchurch to the north and Wem to the south.


Within the parish boundaries are a number of hamlets - Hollinwood, Abbey Green, Welsh End, Stanley Green, Dobson's Bridge, Far End.

There are no main "A" or "B" roads running through Whixall. Despite this it is ideally situated for fast access to Chester, Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Stoke and Manchester.


The Llangollen Canal which was part of the Shropshire Union Canal and has been renamed runs through the parish. The partly open part of the Prees Arm runs through the parish too. Whixall Marina lies at the navigable end of the Prees Arm. The Marina runs a fleet of holiday narrow boats as well as providing private berths and some canal services.


Whixall also includes a large part of the 948 hectare (2340 acres) Fenn's, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses which is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). This is the third largest raised bog in Britain and a wetland of international significance and home to a number of rare species. For more information go to our Whixall Moss page.


If you would like regular updates to the village activities including the adjacent villages of Tilstock and Edstaston you may like to subscribe to the monthly community news by contacting Madeline Harris at
mad@madsteveharris.co.uk . The cost is 60p per issue.

 


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