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Sutton's Ponds Nature Reserve

Sutton's Ponds is a worked-out clay pit; two thirds of this reserve consists of open water. In summer, the open water is dominated by water lilies. Great crested grebe have successfully nested on the pond and kingfishers frequent the site, together with several species of dragon and damsel fly.

7.4 acres (3 ha.)

Access and facilities:

Vehicle access is possible along a metalled minor ‘no through road’ known as straight Drove, and a track to the left of this known as Middle Drove.

The bird hide near the car park has disabled access, and some of the paths are suitable for wheelchairs. A second hide is also available to visitors.

Caution should be taken near  potentially dangerous steep banks and deep water.


Open access, all year round.

How to get there:

Sutton’s Ponds are just north of the village of Chilton Trinity, which is on the edge of Bridgwater.

Nearest train station: Bridgwater

Grid Reference: ST 296 396