Get wild

There are wild places just minutes from your home. The Carbon Landscape project wants people to meet the wildlife on their doorstep and appreciate how important it is to protect every creature no matter how great or small. Look out for brown hares, roe deer, peregrine falcons, skylarks, common lizards, bog bush crickets, red-tailed bumblebees, common darter dragonflies and comma butterflies.


A pilot restoration of the wetland habitat within the Low Hall Local Nature Reserve. The project will benefit aquatic and wetland wildlife, improve the quality of the landscape and help to reconnect people to their landscape through a program of volunteer activities including the Mersey Rivers Trust River Guardian programme. 

A project to create, improve and connect a corridor of fen habitats and wetlands within the urban area of Wigan and Leigh. Through essential capital works and volunteer engagement, the project will improve the area for wildlife and people to enjoy. 

The restoration of a rare lowland raised bog habitat through rewetting and scrub management. The site forms a significant ecological stepping stone between the larger Risley and Holdcroft mosses. Access enhancements will simultaneously improve access and protect sensitive areas of the site. 

Enhancing accessibility within the Mini-Moss bog education area, including a raised and fenced boardwalk and a raised viewing platform. Habitat improvements will also be achieved by further rewetting of the site. 

Creation of a habitat corridor to link the isolated components of a Special Area of Conservation by carrying out practical conservation including tree, scrub and vegetation clearance. Safeguarding the Great Crested Newt population with the addition of dams for water retention, increasing the wet grassland area. 

A highly innovative wetland creation and rotation programme. This project seeks to create several new habitats—including two new wetland lagoons, which will operate at one of the different stages of the lifecycle of a wetland, thus creating a site rich in habitat diversity, including scrub, willow, reed-beds and open water. 

This site is one of the few remaining areas of historic riverside meadows in Warrington. This project will re-instate the original riverside path. Site interpretation will be installed and the creation of zoned areas for reduced disturbance to wildlife whilst maintaining public use will be created.