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.

Cafe Burtle, Burtle Village Hall, Exhibition

Images of Avalon at Burtle Cafe

On the 14th of February Tanya Camberwell, Community Heritage Officer with the Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership (AMLP), attended “café Burtle” at Burtle Village Hall.  Café Burtle is a regular event and Tanya was there to display the Images of Avalon… Read more…



Strode College collage

Strode students getting stuck in to local landscape

We have had three groups from Strode College out this week, each on SWT’s Westhay Moor NNR, and each doing different projects. On Monday we had second year Media students working with us and Somerset Film on our Sights & Sounds of the Marshes… Read more…



Starlings at spring view

Starling Spring?

The starlings on the Avalon Marshes are acting as if spring is here. They are not settled and are changing roosting sites on a regular basis, this often heralds their spring departure. If you are coming to see them try… Read more…



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…