Bringing new views and opportunities to see more of the wildlife and panoramas of the area. Increasing access to more of the Reserves will improve the experience of visitors and these will be linked in with new circular walks.
Catcott Great Fen Tower Hide and Discovery Trail
Opening up access to the Catcott Reserve including a new hide and boardwalks.
Ham Wall and Walton Heath screens, tower hide and board walks
A range of new screens, hide and linked access across the Ham Wall Nature Reserve in the Avalon Marshes.
2 new bridges will create access to new parts of the reserve.
Shapwick Moor Willow Working
Creating living willow hides and screens, working with a local willow working specialist.
Shapwick Heath Discovery Trail
Completing the raised trail at the east end of Shapwick Heath NNR across open water and reed bed for an unparalleled experience.
Heath, Moor and Fen Walk
Providing a new medium length footpath linking the reserves of Somerset Wildlife Trust, the Hawk and Owl Trust and Natural England taking in three distinct wetland landscape types.
Meare footpath restoration
Improvements and upgrades to footpaths around the Parish of Meare to create better links between the network of Nature Reserves and Meare Village. The footpaths also link walkers with the historic Abbot’s Fish House and the remote village of Godney, creating inter-village off-road links. To ensure proper maintenance, a footpath warden scheme will be established with volunteers. Throughout the life of the Landscape Partnership, 3 more circular walks networks will be developed with parish councils.
Adding an inspirational art installation at the Glastonbury threshold to the off-road cycle route linking the Nature Reserves. This will be designed and developed with local schools and better signs installed from Glastonbury.
New facilities will be added to encourage a greater level of cycling in the area including Sheffield bike stands, lockers and linking with the interpretation programme for mapping and leaflets. Alongside this project, a cycling advisory group will be developed to identify quiet routes and further requirements for the area.
Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership
Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9TT