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Ashcott Corner Visitor Facilities

pond dippingsmlCreating brand new visitor facilities and wetland landscaping at Ashcott Corner, between Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall NNRs. This will transform the Ashcott Corner area as a reception to visitors with a new car park for up to 150 vehicles, providing toilets, a small visitor welcome structure, a wetland play area and wetland discovery zone and one of the Kingfisher nesting Banks.

Interpreting the Avalon Marshes

A comprehensive programme of upgrades and entirely new additions to the information about the wildlife and cultural heritage of the Avalon Marshes. Some of the information is dispersed and puts the wetlands in context with the town, communities and industry of Glastonbury as well as the farming and land-use in the rural area. This will include:
• Avalon Marshes Website
• KML satellite photographic map of the Avalon Marshes
• Illustrated map
• Gateway markers
• Avalon Marshes Leaflet
• Map based thematic leaflets x 4
• Interpretation panels
• People and the Marshes film and display
• Remote wildlife watching facility
• Interactive film display units
• ‘The Changing Landscape’ digital resource
• Smartphone 'app'
• Themed publication about conservation wildlife land management for farmers and land owners
• Themed sculptural play equipment
• Species spotter guides and sighting boards for bird hides
• Hands on Heritage guidebook

 

Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership
Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9TT
   01458 860556

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