Within the parish boundaries (encompassing seven square miles) are various hamlets including Abbey Green. The Llangollen Canal of the Shropshire Union Canal and the short Prees Branch of the Ellesmere Canal run through the parish.
Prees was the intended destination of the Prees Branch, however the arm was only completed as far as Quina Brook. The arm is now known as the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal, and is navigavable for about a mile to Whixall Marina. The remaining 3/4 mile is still followable on the towpath as it passes through Prees Branch Canal Nature Reserve. The canal is crossed by Dobson's Bridge, a fixed humpback bridge, which was classified in 1987 as a Grade Il listed building. It is also crossed by the listed Stark's Bridge, currently undergoing restoration.
Adjacent to Whixall is Whixall Moss, part of Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve, the third largest lowland raised bog in Britain, a rare habitat and the home of a number of rare species.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 November 2015.
- "Open Domesday, Place: Whixall", Retrieved on 26 January 2017
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