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West Sedgemoor Nature Reserve

#21 of 43 things to do in Taunton Features Animals
Taunton, England
+44 1458 252805
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Organised visits only.

This reserve is an RSPB reserve and is not open to the public except on organised walks/ visits... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Tieflyer
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Somerset wildlife takes some beating

Like all the reserves in the County, this one has plenty to appreciate. The unique habitat of the... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2015
Vicky B
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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This reserve is made up of deciduous woodland and one of England's largest remaining low-lying moorlands.
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  • Very good14%
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9 Feb 2016
“Organised visits only.”
25 Mar 2015
“Somerset wildlife takes some beating”
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Taunton, England
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+44 1458 252805
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This reserve is an RSPB reserve and is not open to the public except on organised walks/ visits. The best time to go is in Winter when the fields are flooded and there are thousands of ducks, wading birds and birds of prey to see....More

Thank Tieflyer
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Like all the reserves in the County, this one has plenty to appreciate. The unique habitat of the levels makes for some unusual finds.

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Visited Swell Wood on a cold, raw day last March (weren't they all like that) Spring is the best time to visit as the Heronry is in full swing with nest building and a lot of to and froing from the Herons. Difficult to visit...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 2 February 2013

We go once or twice a year. Not interested in the herons but first a quiet walk round the woodland section and a bit of patience reveals a variety of interesting birds. Highlight for us was the walk down the hill (it's worth the struggle...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 21 July 2012

first time in my life i have ever held an Eel this was really interesting only wish we had had more time.

2  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This is a terrific place for birdwatching, especially in the winter, when the great flocks of ducks and waders are in. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank TravellingNaturalist
Reviewed 22 February 2012

I mean herons - go in the spring to watch them from the hide and marvel. West Sedgemoor is an extraordinary spot - wide open space, no roads, stunning setting

Thank ginaminasnooks
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