Facilities and Access

The car park is level and flat with up to 30 spaces available. There is a xxm height barrier at the entrance. Access to the reserve is along a main track which is fairly level however there are a few lumps and bumps and puddles do form in the winter. There is an additional footpath which runs through two fields which includes one wooden footbridge with style and one concrete ‘farm-style’ bridge with a metal handrail and steps.

There are two wildlife viewing hides. The Badger Sett hide is a small shepherd’s hut-style hide with step free access located 0.3 miles from the car park along the main track. The Barbara Handley hide is a large hide with step free access located 0.8 miles along the main track and down towards our neighbouring reserve, Natural England’s Shapwick Heath.

There are no toilets or other facilities on the reserve. The Avalon Marshes visitor centre is located 1.2 miles further along Station Road towards the village of Meare which has toilets, a café and a small gallery display local artists work.

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