WWT Martin Mere

Since the time when the ice receded and ‘the great mere’ formed, people have lived around the marshy margins of the widest lake in England. Still at sea level, the only wild areas today are at Martin Mere and Mere Sands Wood (Rufford).

We have reconstruct the life of ancient peoples by building four Celtic roundhouses using authentic techniques and local materials, including manure from our very own Old English long-horn cattle, for daubing the wattle walls.

New for 2014: The roundhouse village will be open every Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer holidays where you can explore the village and take part in weapons training.