Follow the Glastonbury Canal through the Somerset Levels on this waterside walk through the Avalon Marshes. You'll pass through a series of lovely nature reserves with lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery to look out for.
The walk starts at the Canal wharf in Glastonbury and heads west towards Glastonbury Heath and the Ham Wall Nature Reserve. The reserve has lovely waterside paths and wildlife such as otters, dragonflies, butterflies, marsh harriers, water voles, bitterns and roe deer.
The canal continues through Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve with its reedbeds, wildflower meadows, fens and woods to explore.
Glastonbury Canal Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Glastonbury Canal Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Glastonbury Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Glastonbury Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Near the start of the walk there's the climb to the famous Glastonbury Tor to try.
Just to the south west you'll find the neighbouring village of Street. Here you can enjoy a climb to the National Trust's Walton Hill in the Polden Hills.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.