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 boundries 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 is part of the Shropshire Union Canal along with the Prees Branch of the Ellesmere Canal run through the parish. Whixall has a thriving marina which has been undergoing refurbishment recently. The Marina run holiday cruises as well as providing private berths.
Whixall also includes a large part of the 948 hectare 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.
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