Plan your visit
- Access on pre-booked guided walks only.
- Surrounding footpaths open at all times.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Guided walks is closed
How to get here
The nearest station is Taunton, 11 miles (18 km) away.
The First Somerset & Avon Taunton to Yeovil bus service 54 stops in Fivehead and Curry Rivel.
This reserve is close to Route 33 of the National Cycle Network.
Park in the village of Curry Rivel, south-west of Langport, or at our nearby nature reserve at Swell Wood.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
For now, public access to the reserve itself is limited to our guided walks. We'll send you full directions to the reserve itself when you book onto a guided walk. Alternatively, there is an excellent network of footpaths west of Curry Rivel that provide superb views over the reserve. An Ordnance Survey map is essential to help you find your way around.
Information for dog owners
Dogs are welcome on the public footpaths around the reserve. Please keep to the designated rights of way only.
Please keep your dog on a lead and under close, effective control at all times, due to the sensitive wildlife, habitats and livestock here. We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. It’s important to remember the special surroundings here are wonderful havens for rare wildlife. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife and livestock can easily become startled by a loose dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife here by keeping your dog on a lead and under close, effective control.
• Sorry, dogs aren’t permitted on guided walks other than assistance dogs.
• Dogs can die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.
• There are no dog waste bins on the reserve, we ask that you take the waste home with you to dispose of.
Group booking information
Due to Covid-19, we are not able to take group bookings at present.
For group visits, please contact the West Sedgemoor office at firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form and for costs. Please be aware that we may not be able to accommodate your preferred date.