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Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve

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Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve

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Cath Y wrote a review Dec 2020
Cullompton, United Kingdom51 contributions8 helpful votes
Live close buy lovely for walks jogs or cycling great for young family their is a lively pub close by but closed due to tier 2 restriction their is a lovely cafe at Avalon centre about ten minutes walk away but a restaurant on sight would be nice idea place to watch starlings at this time off year stuning water scenes for photographs great place for family walks
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Date of experience: December 2020
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jason h wrote a review Sep 2020
Yeovil, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
Great place of peace and tranquillity, my wife stayed in the car and had a sleep whilst I walked around the marshes, this made it even more peaceful, would recommend. There's life everywhere, the hide's are in good condition, the paths very obvious. Like other's have said, being very flat makes it a lovely easy walk to take at a very leisurely pace.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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June A wrote a review Jul 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom2,122 contributions601 helpful votes
Although we didn't manage to see this elusive bird, the first thing we heard as we started our walk around the Reserve was the booming of the bitterns - a wonderful sound that reverberates around the reserve. The whole area is wonderful for bird watching whether you are a twitcher or not - and I am definately not. For me it is about being out in the fresh air and just enjoying nature and the whole experience and birds are just a part of that. This is of course their environment, although plenty of other creatures live in the Somerset Levels as well. As a regular visitor to Glastonbury it's incredible to think that this was the first time I had got out and about exploring the levels at all. I loved the quiet and the sense of unspolt nature and solitude which is hard to get where I live where its always busy and bustling despite its proximity to nature. The area is perfect for nature lovers of all descriptions - dog walkers, cyclists, or just people like us wanting the fresh air and the chance to explore.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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idcus wrote a review Sep 2019
294 contributions96 helpful votes
Another great place next to Ham Reserve. Cycled through both on the same day and it was really a lovely place to be and so peaceful
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Date of experience: August 2019
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emms29 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom46 contributions28 helpful votes
We parked at the cafe and walked along to the marshes. They are absolutely beautiful. The walk is flat and not challenging at all. The walks are really well signposted. We saw birds, dragonflies, bees, frogs and a grass snake swimming along. We also saw a bird of prey but can’t remember what they’re called. It was such a pleasant walk which took around an hour although there are longer or shorter walks available. Dogs are not allowed on the main walk.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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