Enjoy a picnic at Colemere park

Ellesmere, Shropshire

Colemere is the only one of North Shropshire’s glacial meres to have a full circular walk right by the water’s edge.

It has a dedicated picnic area; the ideal place to stop for lunch, right by one of Shropshire's most beautiful meres. The area is flat and therefore easy terrain for visitors with walking difficulties and wheelchairs (in good weather). Colemere is almost completely surrounded by mature woodland, with two very attractive hay meadows, and is designated as a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, Local Nature Reserve and a RAMSAR site – a wetland of international importance.

The site attracts a variety of wildfowl and waders, including Snipe, Curlew, Goldeneye, and Pochard. During the spring and summer flowers such as Southern Marsh Orchid, Meadow Cranesbill and Lady's Smock can be seen in the meadows and numerous species of insects are attracted to the site. The Shropshire Union Canal runs nearby so a stroll off to nearby Ellesmere is easily done.

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