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Ham Wall

Link to map.

Ham Wall is an extensive and well managed reserve between the villages of Meare and Ashcott. It butts up against the Natural England national nature reserve of Shapwick Heath forming a large continuous reed bed.

It has adequate parking, toilets and a visitor shed which is usually manned by an RSPB volunteer who can provide the latest wildlife sightings and information.

The reserve has a number of walks with many hides. It has a diverse set of wildlife with many rare species. During the summer months it has a wide selection of insects such as dragonflies and butterflies. Throughout the year it has all sorts of interesting birds.

Apart from the more common ducks, cormorants and herons you may be able to spot Marsh Harriers, Bitterns and Bearded Reedlings. It also has Great White Egret, Glossy Ibis, Little Bittern, Purple Heron and many other oddities too.

Dogs are allowed on the main path but not beyond the gated side parts next to the lakes.

You can use the link at the top for this sites map which is up to date or get one from the external RSPB site link below. Their blog of recent sightings is usually up to date with excellent photos and definitely worth a look !

Photos relating to Ham Wall can be found here.
A gallery of Ham Wall reserve and facilities only are here.
All wildlife seen at Ham Wall is here.
And specifically of: Birds, Insects, and Plants.

 
Avalon Hide

Avalon Hide

 
Car Park

Car Park

 
Frogs

Frogs