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Catcott Nature Reserve

Important notice - July 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

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Download Here 2    Catcott is a great place to visit. 

Catcott and Westhay leafletWhilst 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. Click to your left to download the brochure of Catcott and neighbouring reserve, Westhay Moor.  

Find out what to see this summer and more about Catcott

** For an update on Avian Bird Flu, please click here

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

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 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 400 415

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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

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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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