GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Westhay Moor

4 miles (5.7 km)

This walk visits the Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve on theSomerset Levels.
The reserve forms part of the wider Avalon Marshes, an area covering 1,235 acres. You can start the walk from the car park on Dagg's Lane Drove next to the Decoy Pool. There's some pleasant footpaths to pick up here, taking you around habitats which include reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodlands and raised bogs.There's lots of wildlife to see includingmarsh harrier, bittern, migratingospreys and otters. Also look out for the lovely wood carving which shows how the site was formed over many thousands of years.

Postcode

BA6 9TX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Westhay Moor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Westhay Moor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your nature reserve walking around the Avalon Marshes you could head south to Ham Wall where there are some pleasant trails along the Glastonbury Canal. The expansive Shapwick Heath is also not far away.
Just to the north is the village of Wedmore where you could vist the old coaching inn which dates back to the 1700s. The walk to Cheddar Reservoir, Axbridge and the wonderful Cheddar Gorge can also be started here.

Photos

Archway, Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (geograph 2652270)

Archway, Westhay Moor Nature Reserve

The Decoy Pool, Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (geograph 2652276)

The Decoy Pool, Westhay Moor Nature Reserve

Peat bog, Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (geograph 2652283)

Peat bog

Birds on a Branch (geograph 4202064)

Birds on a Branch

Wind Pump on Westhay Moor (geograph 4201668)

Wind Pump

Daggs Lane Drove (geograph 4202045)

Daggs Lane Drove

North Drain, Westhay Moor - geograph.org.uk - 2652338

North Drain

Walkway to Island Hide, Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (geograph 2652348)

Walkway to Island Hide

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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