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Catcott Complex Nature Reserves

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The Catcott Complex is a great place to visit this winter. Whilst the Lows play host to hundreds of birds from November to March, the Great Fen has the addition of a new four-metre high Tower Hide.

Find out what to see this winter and more about the complex.

Feb 5th - Please be aware that we have received reports of poaching at Catcott. The police have been informed. If you see any suspicious behaviour do not approach the person/s but call the Police on 101.


Nearby nature reserves

swtflowerWesthay Moor

swtflowerAller & Beer Woods

 

Seasonal highlights

Spring/Summer

Beautiful Demoiselle

Brown hare

Lapwing

 

 

Autumn/Winter

Shoveler

Garganey

Peregrine falcon

 

All year-round

Otter

Roe deer

Marsh harrier

 

 

View the Catcott Complex on Google maps

Catcott Lows (ST 400 414) is a mile north of the village of Catcott in Somerset. Access to Catcott Heath is on foot, east-south-east from ST 399 405 along the drove, about half a mile (800 metres) to the reserve entrance in a wooded area on the right.

The nearest postcode is TA7 8NQ - this will get you close to the reserve but you will need the grid reference for the exact location.

Photo: Pintails over Catcott ©Brian Phipps

Reserve information

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Location

By road: The Catcott Complex is a mile north of the village of Catcott

By bicycle: A National Cycle Network route runs through Catcott village

Grid Reference: ST 400 414

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Best time to visit

Winter for the birdlife

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Plan journey

By car, bike, foot, public transport

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Opening

Open to the public year round

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Nearest facilities

Public toilets and refreshments 2.5 miles away at The Avalon Marshes Centre (BA6 9TT)

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Size

227 acres (92 ha)

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Status

SSSI, SPA

 
Access & safety

Download safety and access info.

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Parking

Parking on site at Catcott Lows. Coaches/minibuses advised to drop-off on  roadside.

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Dogs

Dogs are welcome on leads. More here

 
Grazing animals

Exmoor ponies and cattle.

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Contact us

Tel: 01823 652400

 
Volunteering

Join the Peat Moors and Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers

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Reserve leaflet

 

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