Catcott Nature Reserve
Important notice - June 2018. There has unfortunately been a spate of break ins and thefts from vehicles at Westhay Moor, Catcott, Shapwick Heath and Hamwall. Please ensure when visiting these reserves that you don’t leave valuables in cars, remove parcel shelf if possible, and to report any suspicious behaviour to the police. Thank you
Catcott is a great place to visit. Whilst the Lows play host to hundreds of birds from November to March, the Great Fen has the addition of a four-metre high Tower Hide.
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In Spring and Summer please be aware that parts of this reserve have limited shade, so on hotter days please ensure you take plenty of water with you and wear sufficient sun protection when visiting. Thank you.
Nearby nature reserves
Aller & Beer Woods
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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