Growing Goss

Natural England’s Growing Goss project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund to create an ecologically resilient landscape, restore ecosystem services & wildlife value, and provide enhanced access, recreation & engagement opportunities for people on Goss Moor National Natural reserve.

Cornwall’s Goss Moor is located south of the A30 between the villages of St. Dennis and Roche. The Moor’s diverse wetland habitats form the upper floodplains of the River Fal. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is designated as part of the EU’s Natura 2000 network as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC)

Growing Goss delivers better conservation status of 577ha of nationally and internationally important wetland habitats within Goss Moor National Nature Reserve (NNR) and its surroundings. The project contributes to ERDF Output Indicator C23, delivering more than a third of National total target of 1459ha.

For updates on the project visit Natural England’s Goss Moor Facebook page here

Investment & Outcomes


  • ERDF – £1,041,327
  • Natural England – £310,327

Project Outcomes

  • 577 hectares of natural habitat supported