As part of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, ADeC were asked to create a series of murals to be displayed around the Ouse Washes region.

In 2014 ADeC commissioned professional artist Carolyn Ash to work alongside members of the public to produce three mosaics depicting the Ouse Washes landscape. To help develop ideas for these mosaic murals we asked people to send in their ideas on postcards - we had 150 returned! As well as having help from the public and our volunteers, ADeC engaged the following schools to help with the murals:

  • Hilgay Primary
  • Hillcrest Primary
  • Denver Primary
  • Upwell Community Primary
  • Manea Primary
  • Littleport Primary

The stunning murals have now been installed at the sites where they were created, Mepal Outdoor Centre, Denver Sluice and Welney Wetland Centre. Please go and have a look.

We are now currently working with the ADeC Arts Crew to create a digital mural made of photographs taken around the region. Assisting them with this is local professional photographer Joe Toth.

The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme was established to raise awareness and encourage greater local engagement with the washes. For more information visit:

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