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West Sedgemoor Nature Reserve

Taunton, England
01458 252805
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Taunton
Description: This reserve is made up of deciduous woodland and one of England's largest remaining low-lying moorlands.
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Visited Swell Wood on a cold, raw day last March (weren't they all like that) Spring is the best time to visit as the Heronry is in full swing with nest building and a lot of to and froing from the Herons. Difficult to visit West Sedgemoor itself other than on a organised tour as they are keen to protect... More

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Wellington UK
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We go once or twice a year. Not interested in the herons but first a quiet walk round the woodland section and a bit of patience reveals a variety of interesting birds. Highlight for us was the walk down the hill (it's worth the struggle back) onto the levels - the hedging along the drove-way was heaving with birds of... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

first time in my life i have ever held an Eel this was really interesting only wish we had had more time.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is a terrific place for birdwatching, especially in the winter, when the great flocks of ducks and waders are in. Well worth a visit.

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darkest somerset
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I mean herons - go in the spring to watch them from the hide and marvel. West Sedgemoor is an extraordinary spot - wide open space, no roads, stunning setting

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