News

By now we are all aware of the severity of Coronavirus and the impact it will have on our lives in the coming weeks and months.

We wanted to let you know how we are dealing with it at the Avalon Marshes.  Safety is our top priority and we are closely monitoring Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates in order to act quickly, and are following advice from the Government and World Health Organisation.

In line with government advice, and to play our part in not spreading Covid-19, we are cancelling all events and volunteer activities until further notice, and will keep this under review as updates emerge.  

As regards the Avalon Marshes Centre, Somerset Crafts and the Information Point will be CLOSED until further notice.  However, the café and outdoor seating will remain OPEN, as will the public toilets, with Government advice regarding non-entry for those with coughs or fevers.

Our nature reserves are open and remain excellent places to unwind with wildlife, get fresh air, headspace and exercise, away from any crowd if you are not in government advised self-isolation. 

Please see the individual partner organisations’ social media and websites for further details. Thank you.

Prehistoric sweet track shapwick heath

5814 year delay at an end!

Avalon Marshes’ Hands on Heritage volunteers have been working hard in experimental archaeology to create a reproduction of the Sweet Track at Shapwick Heath NNR. The replica, which has been built using traditional methods and design, is situated near the site… Read more…



digital media project with Will Bix of Somerset Film

Digital media project for schools underway

Sights & Sounds of the Marshes is a digital media project delivered by our partners at Somerset Film and funded by the Hertiage Lottery Fund.  Local school and college children are being given the opportunity to explore the landscape through… Read more…



archive photography of local industry agriculture history and social domestic life

Help us to create ‘footprints of the past’

The Images of Avalon archive would like to scan images that you have to create a unique look into the life of the Avalon Marshes area. We’re looking for images of people, places, and landscape that show aspects of industry,… Read more…



Glastonbury Lake Village excavation

Lake Village Excavation

The world famous Glastonbury Lake Village provided the first clear evidence of the presence of Iron Age settlers in the Avalon Marshes when it was discovered in the early 20th Century. The wood from the buildings has been miraculously preserved… Read more…



2014 Avalon Marshes Festival at Edington Church in the churchyard

2014 Avalon Marshes Festival

Butterflies, Birds and Bugs: Wildlife in a churchyard. This event was part of the festival and took place at Edington Church. The 2014 Avalon Marshes Festival has been a huge success with most walks and tours fully sold out, talks… Read more…