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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Experience the sights, sounds and commotion of the heronry up close
  2. Marvel at the carpets of bluebells and other woodland spring flowers
  3. Immerse yourself in the abundant and varied birdsong filling the woodland

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Enjoy great views of the hay meadows and ditches of the Somerset Levels from the viewpoint. Make use of the picnic table there!
  2. Savour the cool of the woodland on a hot summer's day
  3. See if you can spot the young little egrets in the oaks

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch buzzards soar above the woods
  2. Enjoy the autumn colours of the woodland
  3. Count how many assorted fungi you can see in the woodland

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch nuthatches and woodpeckers visit the car park bird feeders
  2. See if you can spot roving flocks of tits feeding in the woods
  3. From the viewpoint, marvel at the unique winter views of the flooded fields below

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Map of Swell Wood

Map of Swell Wood

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Date: 4 May 2012


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