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.

Starling season and Covid-19

As of 27 Feb the starlings have now moved from the nature reserves so our murmuration season is over for another winter.  Thank you to all those who played their part in keeping everyone safe in these difficult times. Please… Read more…



Avalon Marshes response to Covid-19

Safety is our top priority and we are closely monitoring Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates in order to act quickly, and are following government advice. Update 12 Apr 21: In line with Government guidance Shapwick Heath NNR and its associated car parks… Read more…



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…



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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…



Road Closure – Shapwick Road

Road now reopened – 2/11/18 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… 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.