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Ham Wall Nature Reserve

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Ham Wall Nature Reserve

Ham Wall Nature Reserve

Ham Wall Nature Reserve is just a couple of miles west of Glastonbury. It lies in the Valley of the River Brue and is managed by the RSPB.

This internationally significant place is a specially managed and constructed wetland. It is there to provide the perfect natural habitat for Britain’s birds and wildlife.

The reserve is an amazing mixture of reedbed, wet scrublands and open water and it is bordered by woodland and grassland.

A visit to Ham Wall will allow you to experience nature trails and hands-on displays. These will appeal directly to children. Part of what Ham Wall wants to achieve is assisting children to get physically involved with nature.

The site has only been established as a nature reserve since 2009 but is now home to many species of animals and birds including otters and voles. Britain’s rarest bird the Bittern has been spotted numerous times here. Dragonflies and butterflies colour the air until the end of the summer months.

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The area is made accessible via specially built walkways. These are interspersed with information points as well as a raised hide. The walkways are wheelchair accessible and there is something to see here no matter what time of year you visit.

There is ample parking available at the reserve including dedicated disabled parking places. Guided tours and group bookings are also available.

The walk is not difficult and includes a level gravel surface. There are some off path nature trails in addition to signposted walks but these are not always accessible to everyone.