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Address: Taunton, England
Phone Number: 01458 252805
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This reserve is made up of deciduous woodland and one of England's largest...

This reserve is made up of deciduous woodland and one of England's largest remaining low-lying moorlands.

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Organised visits only.

This reserve is an RSPB reserve and is not open to the public except on organised walks/ visits. The best time to go is in Winter when the fields are flooded and there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2016
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This reserve is an RSPB reserve and is not open to the public except on organised walks/ visits. The best time to go is in Winter when the fields are flooded and there are thousands of ducks, wading birds and birds of prey to see. Viewing is from an old barn converted to a hide and it can be quite... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Like all the reserves in the County, this one has plenty to appreciate. The unique habitat of the levels makes for some unusual finds.

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Weston-s-Mare
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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
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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
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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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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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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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