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About Ham Wall

Starlings above reedbed at Ham Wall

Image: David Kjaer

Here you can enjoy a newly created wetland, which provides a safe home for many rare species including water voles and otters. In spring the reedbeds are alive with birdsong and in autumn you can see kingfishers flashing up and down the ditches. Bitterns are seen regularly all year round.

There is disabled access to this reserve by RADAR key, and special tactile signs explaining what is there. Events are held throughout the year for families and for those who want to learn more about wildlife.

Please note that the car park has a 6'6" height restriction.

Opening times

Open at all times.

Entrance charges

Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.

If you are new to birdwatching...

A good number of events take place through the year, with booking through Meare Manor. These focus on the wildlife of the reserve and are lead by friendly, informative staff and volunteers. Good standard of refreshments are served afterwards, which gives an excellent opportunity for discussion and questions.

Information for families

Good facilities provide easy family access, with a range of events held through the year and good information service at weekends from April to September.

Information for dog owners

Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways. Dogs are only allowed on the public footpath and disused railway line

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 51.15384,-2.78925
  • Postcode: BA6 9SX
  • Grid reference: ST449397
  • Nearest town: Glastonbury, Somerset
  • County: Somerset
  • Country: England

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Note: Some reserves are not served directly by public transport and, in these cases, a nearby destination (from which you may need to walk or take a taxi or ferry) may be offered.

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