News

There are always lots of exciting things going on in the Avalon Marshes including events, new species sightings and plenty of projects to restore habitats and conserve the area’s fascinating heritage. In addition to this news section you can keep in touch via the Avalon Marshes Facebook page which is updated on a regular basis and via our e-news “Messages from the Marshes” which is emailed out periodically. Sign up here to receive Messages from the Marshes.

bronze age trackway at Meare Heath

Bronze Age trackway back in use!

Wednesday 28th January was a fierce day with strong cold winds and squally showers; this did not deter the South West Heritage Trust’s Hands on Heritage volunteers and they headed down to Natural England’s Shapwick Heath National Nature reserve to… Read more…



Decoy Track Neolithic

Neolithic technology

From early times people built trackways across the soft ground of the Avalon Marshes. These linked the dry “islands” such as Meare with the Polden Hills.  The design of these trackways varied and some were constructed of timber hurdles (a… Read more…



RSPB Ham Wall reserve

Bigger and better parking

The wonders of the Avalon Marshes attract more and more people. The nature reserves near the Avalon Marshes Centre bring those who are just out for a pleasant walk with the family through to the keen bird watchers. Whilst there… Read more…