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.

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The Bittern Trail is open!

The Bittern Trail is a new family friendly cycle trail which links the town of Glastonbury with the Avalon Marshes Centre. It is a four mile long, tranquil, mainly traffic free,  route running through the heart of Ham Wall and… Read more…



WetlandLIFE: Hide and Seek Project – Featured Writer Interview

What is the Hide & Seek Project? The Hide & Seek Project seeks to uncover stories which exist in our wetlands and believes that by sharing and creating narratives we can better understand our relationship with the natural world. Using… Read more…



Shapwick Heath Newsletter – April to June

  Shapwick Heath NNR Newsletter – April to June 2019 As April arrived survey season began in earnest and as our second landscape-wide booming bittern count racked up 42 booming males across the Avalon Marshes, with 13 of them on Shapwick… Read more…



Shapwick Heath NNR Management Plan 2018-2023 Consultation Draft Document

Natural England have just completed their 5-year review of the Shapwick Heath NNR Management Plan. The document is now open for a period of public consultation and is available to download here for your perusal. The plan covers everything from… Read more…



Avalon Marshes Centre

Further improvements at the Avalon Marshes System

Natural England has now secured funding from Defra to continue with the improvements within the Avalon Marshes. These are at the Avalon Marshes Centre and are part of what is known as the Phase 3 works. They will be carried… Read more…