The inaugural meeting of the Friends of Lindow Moss, a group open to anyone with an interest in this landscape and its ecological, archaeological and historic importance, was well attended on Saturday, 3rd February.
Over 90 people joined members of Transition Wilmslow and the committee of the newly formed Friends of Lindow Moss met to discuss how local people can help influence the future of the Moss.
Professor Simon Caporn from Manchester Metropolitan University, along with Dr Anna Gilchrist and Professor John Handley from the University of Manchester gave presentations on the importance of peat bogs for biodiversity and combatting climate change; the Lindow Moss Landscape; the restoration of nature on the bog and contemporary perspectives on a living landscape.
Gary Parker, the interim Chair of the Friends of Lindow Moss said: "It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of so many people for this incredible place on Wilmslow's doorstep. The long-awaited restoration of the Moss is at last taking place, bringing the promise of a landscape of real beauty and ecological importance, and it is vital that local people have a strong voice in the future of the Moss.
"This year, we will be working closely with Discover Lindow 2024, a programme of walks, artwork and lectures from May to December, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the finding of Lindow Man."