GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ham Wall

2 miles (3 km)

Ham Wall Nature Reserve is part of the Avalon Marshes in the beautiful Somerset Levels. There are several easy walking trails in the reserve. The Ham Wall walk runs along the Glastonbury Canal on a nice grassy path from the car park on Ashcott Road. From here you pick up the trail and head east along the water. Look out for lots of wildlife including otters, dragonflies, butterflies, marsh harriers, water voles, bitterns and roe deer. Ham Wall consists of a variety of habitats including reedbeds, wetland, grassland and woodland. There's four short walking trails in all. They are nicely laid out and include a number of bird hides and seating areas dotted along the way.
Just to the west of the reserve you will find Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve which has more great trails to try.
The reserve is located just a few miles west of Glastonbury. You could visit by bike by following National Cycle Network Route 3 from Glastonbury.
If you'd like to extend your walking in the area you could climb to the famous Glastonbury Tor. The tor is actually visible in the distance from the reserve and makes a worthy extension to your outing.

Ham Wall Postcode

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

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ham Wall Viewpoint (geograph 5839906)

Ham Wall Viewpoint. The RSPB's Ham Wall reserve has lots of good vantage points overlooking the marsh.

Ham Wall RSPB (geograph 5986081)

Ham Wall RSPB. As with several sites in the Somerset levels, reedbeds have been created from former peat extraction sites, with excellent results for wetland species, especially Bitterns. Glastonbury Tor in the background.


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