Heart of the Levels group

Local area group

Heart of the Levels

Langport, Somerton and surrounding parishes

Winter sunset over the Somerset Levels from Walton Hill on a misty evening with snow on the ground - Guy Edwardes/2020VISION

Where are we and what do we do?

The Heart of the Levels group is centred on Langport and Somerton, but group members come from all surrounding parishes from Fivehead to Keinton Mandeville, Hambridge to Compton Dundon and a lot more besides. They have a wide-ranging interest in nature, with their talks ranging across the natural world from bees to killer whales, buzzards to herbal remedies, as well as Somerset-specific wildlife talks. 

The group also holds local walks which are accompanied by guides who can help with identification and information on flora and fauna. The Heart of the Levels group is open to all ages and interests and encourages families to join in too.  

Where do we meet?

Talks are given every second Tuesday, in the Parish Rooms, Market Square, Somerton, TA11 7NB at 7:30 pm, and end around 9:00 pm with tea and coffee.

How can you help?

The Heart of the Levels committee is always looking for help with fresh ideas for talks, assistance on talk nights, or even joining the committee so please get in touch if you are interested. Similarly, Mark Green, our local Reserves Manager, is always looking for volunteers to help maintain our local reserves and the group can help put you in touch if this is of interest to you.

Upcoming events:

Nature reserves

Within the Heart of the Levels area lie some of the county's most threatened habitats and precious species and Somerset Wildlife Trust manages its own nature reserves to give them the protection that they deserve. These reserves are right on our doorstep and are great places to enjoy and to explore the wildlife and landscapes that we often take for granted. Click on the boxes below for more details of some of our nearby reserves.

Look at the Heart of the Levels Facebook Page

To keep you up-to-date with Heart of the Levels news and events, and what is going on out and about in the wildlife reserves managed by the Trust in this area, look at the new Facebook created by the Heart of the Levels Committee. 

You can find us here

We would be interested to hear from you if you have additional information or sightings that we could use.


Contact the Heart of the Levels Area Group

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Looking for other volunteering opportunities?

From practical conservation tasks, like cutting back bracken and hedge-laying, to answering queries on our reception help desk and engaging with the public at our events - we have lots of different volunteer opportunities just waiting for you to get involved in.

Current volunteering opportunities


Get in touch

Find out more about volunteering by emailing volunteering@somersetwildlife.org or calling 01823 652 400