News

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.

Road Closure – Shapwick Road

Road Closure – Shapwick Road from Monday 1st October for approximately 5 weeks As part of the continuing development and improvement of the Avalon Marshes Centre Kier Utilities have been engaged by Natural England to lay a new sewer to… Read more…



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Notice of Road Closure

From 9th to 13th of April there will be no access to Ham Wall reserve via the village of Ashcott due to Water Main repairs on Station Road. During this period access to the reserve is via the village of… Read more…



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RSPB Office Phone Out Of Action!

Our usual number 01458 860494 is temporarily unavailable.  If you wish to contact us please ring 01458 862040.  We apologise for inconvenience.



RSPB Soil Conditioner for the green fingered out there!

Keen gardeners can now purchase RSPB Ham Wall soil conditioner from the car park at Ham Wall. Produced on site by staff and volunteers, the conditioner is made from reed and vegetation that we cut and collect as part of… Read more…



Somerset Crafts is open!

We are pleased to announce that Somerset Crafts, based at the Avalon Marshes Centre, has re-opened after extensive refurbishment. The Craft Centre has been closed since January 1st and is now transformed. Why not come and visit and see the… Read more…



Changes at the Avalon Marshes Centre

A great deal has been going on at the Avalon Marshes Centre this year with the refurbishment of the Craft Centre, expansion of the workshops and start of physical construction of the new offices.  Early 2018 is going to bring… Read more…



Christmas at Somerset Crafts

Looking for a Christmas present with a difference, perhaps one which reminds you of the Avalon Marshes? Somerset Crafts, based at the Avalon Marshes’ Craft Centre, is the place to visit!  Now fully decorated for the festive season, is the… Read more…



The re-opening of Noah’s and 70 Acres Hides

This October at Natural England’s Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve saw the opening of the brand new, Defra funded, Noah’s and 70 acres Hides. The old Noah’s Hide, originally built by Melvyn Yandle over 15 years ago was very popular, however… Read more…



Fishy goings on with Walter the Hermit

South West Heritage Trust’s community excavation at Burtle Priory revealed the grave of an adult male, which had been partially cut through by a refuse pit at the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Radiocarbon dating has shown that he died sometime… Read more…



A Fond Farewell to Senior Reserve Manager Simon Clarke

We are sad to announce that after 10 years as Natural England’s Senior Reserve Manager for Somerset National Nature Reserves, Simon Clarke is moving on. However, he is staying with Natural England and is starting an exciting new role looking… Read more…