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Shapwick Heath

Link to map.

Shapwick Heath is a substantial national nature reserve (NNR) that lies to the South of Meare between Ashcott and Catcott.

The reserve managed by Natural England holds many important and rare species. The first UK nesting Great White Egrets were on the edge of Noahs Lake.

It is common to see Marsh Harrier flying overhead and hear Bitterns booming. The lakes have resident otter as well as Kingfishers, Hobbies with a good selection of wading birds and wildfowl.

No dogs allowed on this reserve.

The map on this site linked at the top is up to date with the latest additions and facilities that they have installed. There is an external link below to the Natural England leaflet for the reserve which has a map in it too.

A gallery of all images relating to Shapwick Heath can be found here.
A gallery of Shapwick Heath reserve and facilities only are here.
All wildlife seen at Shapwick Heath is here.
And specifically of: Birds, Insects, and Plants.

 
Noah's Hide

Noah's Hide

 
Decoy Lake

Decoy Lake