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Ham Wall Nature Reserve

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Address: Ashcott Road | Meare, Glastonbury BA6 9SX, England
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What a fantastic place, there are trails and boardwalks right next to the water so you can really get up close, there are also plenty of hides. We heard at least 3 bitterns... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, England
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Sheffield, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place, there are trails and boardwalks right next to the water so you can really get up close, there are also plenty of hides. We heard at least 3 bitterns booming and our first chiff chaffs of the year, also saw great white egrets and a glossy ibis, as well as more common birds. There is a... More 

Thank JEandHR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An essential visit , along with Shapwick Heath, Greylake and the Avalon Marshes. We were here for the starling murmuration - and saw about a million coming to roost on two evenings. We also joined RSPB volunteers for a `Dawn Explosion' when the Starlings left in the morning. We were there for 6.00 a.m. and the experience of leaving is... More 

Thank Diomedia
Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Ham Wall Nature Reserve specifically in the hope of seeing the starling murmurations over the Somerset levels and we were not disappointed. The visitor centre has a large car park, cafe and toilets, and the helpful staff in the RSPB office directed us to the best and most likely place to see the starlings perform, which they do... More 

Thank Keith M
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely place to share with family ,friends or your dog, gentle walks and a great view across somerset

Thank Kate J
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Large car park, with toilets and information centre. Hot drinks available when information centre open. Paths well laid, plenty of hides. Plenty of walks and birds.

Thank Rita B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have been meaning to go here for years, we took the plunge yesterday. This was an excellent place to visit. Friendly staff, clear signage, big car park and millions of the most amazing starlings, that made the most amazing sight! Go if you can, it is fantastic.

Thank KathyDUSA
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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152 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was a sight on my mum's wish list, so as a Christmas present I booked a cottage for a couple of days and we came in hope. The Friday evening was cloudy and damp and although the starlings came they pretty much landed as soon as the arrived. We came back the following evening about a hour before sunset,... More 

Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We'd been to watch the starlings here before, but we wanted to come again, and, as before, were not disappointed. We are RSPB members, to parking was free for us, though non-members have to pay. We went to the clean toilets on the site, before going into the hut where very welcoming and helpful staff told us what birds could... More 

Thank Rosy J
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Somerset as my girlfriend wanted to see the starlings. We arrived early afternoon then spent the afternoon walking around the reserve. We saw the usual ducks but also saw little egrets,herons,grebes and great white egrets (a first for me). We then went back to the car park for a cup of tea and a snack before heading out... More 

Thank Gavin P
Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

A return visit on a lovely winter's day; we had a bracing walk near sunset before the starlings flew in to roost for the night in the reedbeds. It's great that at the RSPB car park there are now loos and a small visitors' cabin where the very friendly and informative volunteers will make you a cup of tea before... More 

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