Guided Walks at Westhay with Kevin Anderson


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Guided Walks at Westhay with Kevin Anderson

Experience Westhay Moor like never before!

Join our Visitor Experience Officer, Kevin, on a Covid-safe, private walking tour of Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve to look and listen for the incredible wetland wildlife at this very special site.  Bitterns, Marsh Harriers, and Otters are just some of the highlights of this wonderful spot on the Avalon Marshes.

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Kevin Anderson, Avalon Marshes Visitor Experience Officer

Matt Sweeting

About Kevin, Avalon Marshes Visitor Experience Officer

Kevin has a passion for all wildlife, but birds in particular, and has been working out on the Avalon Marshes for the past 10 years in a variety of roles.  In that time he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the area, its natural history and heritage, and is ready to share these insights with you on these exclusive walks...

The private walks can be booked exclusively for you and your family/ friends, and can be tailored to your requirements, to develop your bird identification skills by sight and sound, or to find out more about how the reserve is managed, for instance, and take between two and three hours.  They are designed for a group of no more than five people and cost £60 per group – all of which will go straight back into preserving Somerset’s natural places and safeguarding vulnerable wildlife across our county.

Once you have made your payment, you will be sent a PDF with more details. Kevin will get in touch to arrange a suitable date with you within the next 6 months. If you have any queries please email Kevin at

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It was admittedly the most perfect morning which made it more magical, but Kevin’s ability to recognise the birds by their songs and his knowledge of the reserve meant we saw and identified many more birds than we would have on our own.

Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to have this experience, which I would strongly recommend to all serious amateur bird watchers.

SWT member
A flock of wigeon at Catcott Lows National Nature Reserve

Wigeon (Anas penelope) flock coming in to land on partially frozen flooded marshland in winter, Catcott Lows National Nature Reserve, Somerset, UK - Nick Upton/2020VISION

Kevin's 'From Airforce to Anorak' book

If you would like to find out more about how Kevin became so obsessed with wildlife, then you may like to download his light-hearted memoir which charts how he ended up leaving his career in the military to work full-time in conservation.  Kevin's e-book, 'From Air Force to Anorak', is a PDF which is free to download below, but by doing so we hope that you will also be happy to donate a suggested £5 towards the work of Somerset Wildlife Trust.  Thank you!

"A lively, entertaining and bird-filled memoir from one of Somerset's leading birders and conservationists." 

Stephen Moss, President, Somerset Wildlife Trust.

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