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Ham Wall Nature Reserve

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Ashcott Road | Meare, Glastonbury BA6 9SX, England
+44 7866 554142
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Superb

Ambled around this wonderful oasis on a warm May morning. As I arrived at 5.00am I was impressed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
BickersExplores
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Misty and chilly dawn chorus walk

Went to the well attended dawn chorus walk on 6 May. Unfortunately the 6am start saw mist/fog... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ReeneHolds
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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“ham” (24 reviews)
“marsh harrier” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Ashcott Road | Meare, Glastonbury BA6 9SX, England
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+44 7866 554142
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ambled around this wonderful oasis on a warm May morning. As I arrived at 5.00am I was impressed that I was not alone and a number of other mad friendly nature lovers had also made the early start. So I just slowly took in this...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the well attended dawn chorus walk on 6 May. Unfortunately the 6am start saw mist/fog. Heard lots of song from deep within the reeds, which our guide was able to identify for us but did not see many birds (Cetti's warbler, whitethroat, bittern...More

Thank ReeneHolds
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although much less bird activity than usual, delighted to get a close view of a great egret and to see two bitterns in flight. Also good to hear the cuckoo and the bitterns “booming”.

Thank jjbmboy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of parking, free for RSPB members. So many birds to see, we saw over 50 different species, including the elusive bittern. Tea and coffee available.

Thank hmc122
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you’re a birder, you’ll know all about this reserve - it really is one of the very best. If you just like walking in a really rich natural environment then you’ll have a truly memorable experience. Come and visit!

Thank Eddylevel
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

One of the most important UK reserves for breeding bitterns. We were not disappointed. Also Great white egrets and marsh harriers. Definitely a "must" for any reasonably enthusiastic birder. Good hard access paths and a variety of hides and viewing points. Facilities for disabled visitors...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Love this reserve. So many special birds to see. Several hides overlooking the wetland lakes and there are different walking trails to try. There’s a hut with volunteers who give good advice and you can buy a hot drink on colder days :)

Thank V408OKkarenw
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Wonderful wetlands walk with friends. We were heading back to our car when lots of people were just arriving, so lingered a while and were treated to wonderful murmurations as the sun set. :-)

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A fantastic reserve,good pathways and viewing sites.well built and maintained hides. A huge variety of wild birds can be viewed with specialist birds such as bittern,marsh harrier,bearded tit and many rarities turn up during the year not forgetting the excellent starling murmerations that appear over...More

Thank simpleman33
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk the dog enjoy seeing the birds and it is really peaceful place to visit with friends family and to visit as a tourist

Thank sianowenjones
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