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Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve

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A truly serene retreat with miles (it seemed!) of secluded walks into the nature reserve which is... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Mark M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Companion to Ham Wall

If you’re visiting the RSPB reserve nearby then just cross the road and spend an hour here too... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Ashcott Road, Meare BA6 9SX, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A truly serene retreat with miles (it seemed!) of secluded walks into the nature reserve which is largely dog-free (a nice change)

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

If you’re visiting the RSPB reserve nearby then just cross the road and spend an hour here too - it’s more of the same in a dog-free environment where birds, otters and all sorts of wildlife can be observed in peace and quiet.

Thank Eddylevel
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is my favourite day out. It has everything that Nature lovers would need for a great day out. I am a hobbyist nature photographer and this reserve provides an abundance of opportunities for great nature photography. The reserve is fully...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Excellent paths and walkways with beautiful views of the lakes and bird life. Many of the paths are suitable for bicycle and wheelchairs.

Thank sabbycatt23
Reviewed 22 March 2018

One of my favourite nature reserves. If you're looking for diversity here's your place. A typical day varies according to the season, but will include a vast array of species. Expect to see a number of the heron family, grey, great white, cattle and little...More

Thank Jules F
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a lovely reserve when you have found it. It would be helpful if there were road signs directing you. Having got there it is a magical place and you need a long time to experience it.

Thank 30Verdemar
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We parked at the visitor centre and called at the cafe for a morning coffee. Excellent cuppa and piece of cake. The issue we had was that there no indication of the no dogs policy anywhere. It was only when we tried to access the...More

3  Thank steveanderton
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Wow what a great place to visit great walking and bird watching so much going on and the wild life make this a good place to visit do not forget you binoculars and camera

Thank David H
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A splendid reserve full of interesting birds and a landscape of marsh and big skies. One of the best places to spend a few hours in peace and great for reducing your stress!

Thank Diomedia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you ever wondered where all that peat came from and what they did when they finished with digging it out come here and see.Here you will find old English lanes with old meadows ,ponds,revines on this moor .We saw plenty here as we walked...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
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26 December 2016|
Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
You can take them so far but there are parts where dogs are not allowed .The board at the beginning of the walk will tell you where.