Enjoy a walk along the Promenade at The Mere – a great place to watch the wildlife or just watch the world go by

The promenade at The Mere, Ellesmere, is a broad surfaced path running in front of the beautiful glacial lake and is a perfect place to watch wildlife, particularly water birds.

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The Mere at Ellesmere is an award winning Park with a beautiful lake with gardens, woodland walks and historic parkland on the edge of the medieval market town of Ellesmere. It is the largest of nine meres and mosses that can be found in the unique Shropshire landscape.

Along the promenade the Boathouse visitor centre can be found where you can see live close-up pictures of wildlife on the water through our interactive cameras and exciting images of the herons nesting on Heron Island during the spring months. Learn about the wildlife of the Mere and the wider area known as the "Meres and Mosses" through a variety of displays and by chatting to the Shropshire Wildlife staff at The Boathouse. Younger visitors can do brass rubbings of wildlife and look at natural objects under a huge microscope. There are often wildlife-inspired events for the whole family. Bird food can also be purchased to feed the aquatic birds that wait expectantly along the promenade.

Parking is available along the Promenade and in the nearby carpark.