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Ham Wall Nature Reserve

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Old peat cuttings now planted and managed by the RSPB; access is easy but the feel of the place is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David T
High Wycombe
Starling murmuration

The best place to see and hear the starling murmuration. Let's hope that the starlings continue... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Ashcott Road | Meare, Glastonbury BA6 9SX, England
+44 7866 554142
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Old peat cuttings now planted and managed by the RSPB; access is easy but the feel of the place is remote and wild. The deep reedbeds are full of life, the landscape huge and the Tor hangs on the horizon. Pretty close to Heaven!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place to see and hear the starling murmuration. Let's hope that the starlings continue visiting this magnificent place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Connector771070
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lovely reserve run by helpful staff. Facilities basic but you can even get a nice coffee in a compostable cup.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smooblue
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is a well organised reserve with a good car park. Especially attractive to us as you can walk the main routes with the dog. There were quite a few birds but it helped to have a telescope as some were distant. Lovely spot just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank llo1846
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I have never seen such numbers of Red Admirals and other butterflies. Great views of Great and Little Egrets and Grey Herons. Marsh Harrier gliding over the marsh was also a wonderful site. We hope to visit again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilTheWelshman
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited here with our pet dogs - it’s a beautiful nature walk with a stream running along the pathway- the only negative part was that the dogs had to be kept on their leads

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tbirdtriumphs
Reviewed 16 September 2018

First time visit. RSPB Ham Wall part of the “Somerset Levels” reserves (about 5 in all managed by RSPB, Somerset Wildlife Trust, etc). Good parking, limited facilities (but you can get a coffee and visit loo). Lovely walks and best of all very good bird...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fargo2016
Reviewed 5 September 2018

After having had a meal in nearby Glastonbury, my wife and I decided to visit Ham Wall. Slightly disappointed with the lack of wildlife there - perhaps we chose the wrong time of day to go. Saw a little egret + the usual array of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bob E
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Ham wall is a regular haunt of ours; the tranquil Somerset levels are a great place to watch wildlife and it is renowned for its Starling murmurations. Anyway we went for a walk around on Sunday and picked blackberries for crumbles and blackberry port, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Johnny_vegan
Reviewed 3 September 2018

went late evening and watched the Great White Egrets fly in. Nice walk around smaller lakes with usual collection of 'ducks'

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bob J
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