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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. Find out what to see this autumn & winter


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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: Starting at the Avalon Marshes Centre and travelling towards Westhay village, there is a brown sign in Westhay village signing people towards the Wedmore direction on the B3151. On the B3151 travelling towards Wedmore, there is then another brown sign pointing right down Westhay Moor Drove (that ends up in Godney).

The nearest postcode is BA6 9TX - this will get you close to the reserve but you will need the grid reference for the exact location.

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

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

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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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