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Westhay Moor Nature Reserve

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Westhay Moor is a beautiful nature reserve to explore with its shimmering lakes and reed beds, birds singing and signs of life all around.

For more informartion on Westhay Moor please follow this link.

The North Hide section of Westhay Moor is currently closed for repairs to the boardwalk, we apologise for the inconvenience and hope to get this sorted soon.

Part of the loop path to the raised hide is temporarily closed, this does not affect access to the hide.

Please do not keep valuables in vehicles, and if possible remove parcel shelf in the boot to show that the vehicle is empty.


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Seasonal highlights

Spring/Summer

Banded Demoiselle

Hobby

Reed warbler

 

 

Autumn/Winter

Goldeneye

Goosander

Little grebe

 

All year-round

Otter

Bittern

Bearded tit

 

 

View Westhay Moor on Google maps

Look out for the brown tourist signs (Westhay Moor NNR): From the Avalon Marshes Centre there is one just before the Godney right hand turn to Westhay Moor, one in Westhay village when coming from Meare village, and one in Westhay village when coming from the Avalon Marshes Centre.

Reserve information

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Location

By road: North of the village of Westhay. Turn off the B3151 to Westhay Moor Drove.

By bicycle: A National Cycle Network route runs along a disused railway line, just south of Westhay village.

Grid Reference: ST 456 437

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Best time to visit

Anytime

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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

Toilets and refreshments can be found within 2-3 miles of the reserve at The Avalon Marshes Centre (BA6 9TT), Sweet’s Tea Rooms (Blakeway) or Double Gate Farm Tea Room (Godney).

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Size

261 acres (106 ha)

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Status

National Nature Reserve. SSSI. Ramsar. SPA.

 
Access & safety

Download safety and access info.

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Parking

The car park is just off the road to Godney, at the junction with Daggs Lane Drove.

Coaches/minbuses  advised to drop off at Drove entrance.

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Dogs

Dogs are welcome on leads. No access to the mire area due to the delicate nature of the site. 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

Downloads

Download a guided 'Wildwalk'

Reserve leaflet

 

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