Whatever time of year you come to the Avalon Marshes you can see wonderful wetland wildlife; iconic birds such as marsh harrier and great white egret as well as the colourful kingfisher. In the summer dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies are everywhere. If you are lucky you may see the secretive otter or a running hare. We have five major nature reserves with hides, boardwalks and trails for young and old.
To find out more go to our Wildlife pages
Walks, talks, open days, family fun and lots more – there are lots of different events in the Avalon Marshes.
Go to our Events listing
Visit Glastonbury Abbey; climb to the top of Glastonbury Tor; or follow the link below .
Our Places to Visit pages have lots of ideas
Looking for something a bit different than expensive trips to theme parks? The Avalon Marshes is a wonderful area to bring the children and let them enjoy nature and heritage at its best.
Start your visit at our Kids’ Stuff section
Geocaching could be described as a modern form of treasure hunt. It is a great way to help you explore the marshes and try something a bit different.
To find out more go to our Geocaching page
The Avalon Marshes are flat and the surrounding hills low; there is a network of minor roads and tracks; and cafes and pubs to visit – an ideal landscape to explore by bike. To help you we have a series of heritage cycle routes.
Find out more and download a Heritage Cycle route from out Cycling page
The communities of the area are linked to the marshes by a network of footpaths and droves; we have developed a series of heritage walking trails to help you explore on foot.
Find out more and download a Heritage Walk from our walking page
Would you like to put something back into the Avalon Marshes, meet interesting people, get some exercise, learn more and have fun? Well there are a range of volunteering opportunities.
Get involved here