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Ham Wall Nature Reserve

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Bitterns, Marsh Harriers, mandarin duck, Great Egrets

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Wales, United Kingdom
Good walk and some birds

This is a well organised reserve with a good car park. Especially attractive to us as you can walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average1%
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“white egrets”(12 reviews)
“marsh harrier”(9 reviews)
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 weeks ago

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

Thank smooblue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank llo1846
Reviewed October 5, 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.

Thank PhilTheWelshman
Reviewed September 16, 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

Thank Tbirdtriumphs
Reviewed September 15, 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

Thank Fargo2016
Reviewed September 5, 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

1  Thank Bob E
Reviewed September 4, 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

1  Thank Johnny_vegan
Reviewed September 3, 2018

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

1  Thank Bob J
Reviewed August 10, 2018

RSPB reserve about 10 min drive from Glastonbury or Street. Free to park if you are an RSPB member. Toilets in carpark and small visitor centre which may not always be open, no cafe as,such. Lots of,flat paths but some walks along canal bank and...More

3  Thank Tangoj63
Reviewed August 3, 2018

A delightfully peaceful place and as I am disabled I can drive to near some hides - very good. Hides are basic but serve their purpose and have benches.

1  Thank neilowen45
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