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Somerset Levels

11 July @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Leader – Mike Robinson

Bittern - Botaurus stellaris


This meeting will be by car share, please if you wish to come book with Simon stating if you can drive and would be prepared to take passengers or if you would like a lift.

This trip to Shapwick Heath NNR and Ham Wall RSPB reserves give members a chance of seeing

  • Great White & Little Egrets
  • Bittern
  • Bearded Reedling
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Hobby
  • Summer Warblers

Meet at 9.30 am at the Ashcott Corner car park on the minor road between Ashcott and Meare (ST449397). Directions – Travelling south on the M5 exit at junction 23 and take the A39 in the direction of Wells for about 8 miles until entering the village of Ashcott; after the Albion Inn on the right hand side of the road take the next left turn into the high street. Follow the road around to the left and on to School Hill. Bear right at the top, past the primary school, and continue as the road bears left down a hill onto the moor. After 1.5 miles you reach a metal bridge over a drain.

There is a small car park on the left but the main car park is on the right hand side.

Ham Wall reserve is to the east while the Shapwick reserve is to the west.

(Toilets and RSPB stand are now available at the car park and we hope to go to the hide which is built in the middle of the reed beds). This trip will be easy walking


11 July
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mike Robinson


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