GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Steart Marshes Walks

4 miles (6.4 km)

This circular walk explores the Steart Marshes area of the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve on the Somerset coast. The area is a great for wildlife watching with otters, egrets, owls waders and a variety of wildfowl to look out for on the River Parrett Estuary.
You can start the walk from the reserve car park where you can pick up a section of the River Parret Trail. Follow the waymarked trail south through the marshes before picking up an alternative country lane to the west.
You can extend the walk by heading north east to visit Stert Point where there are lovely views across the Stert Flats.
The Stert Drove runs through the Marsh. This minor road is good for both cycling and walking through the area.

Postcode

TA5 2PU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Steart Marshes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Steart Marshes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Tidal creek, Parrett Estuary - geograph.org.uk - 3615615

Tidal creek, Parrett Estuary. The Steart peninsula consists largely of low-lying flat farmland, and projects northwards on the west side of Stockland Reach, the lower stretches of the estuary of theRiver Parrett.

Flood meadow, Parrett Estuary - geograph.org.uk - 3615885

Flood meadow, Parrett Estuary. The Steart Marshes wetland reserve is located on the south side of the peninsula. It was completed in 2014 and managed by theWildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

Pond on Steart Peninsula - geograph.org.uk - 3615900

Pond on Steart Peninsula. The reserve is the result of a flood management project, which involved a breach in the sea wall to permit seawater to enter the salt marsh from the tidal River Parrett.

Gate on the River Parrett Trail - geograph.org.uk - 2685774

Gate on the River Parrett Trail

St Andrews Church, Steart (geograph 3285436)

St Andrews Church, Steart. The main settlement on the peninsula is the village ofSteart, but two other villages,Stockland BristolandOtterhamptonsit at the peninsula's base.

Sedgemoor , Cattle Grazing - geograph.org.uk - 3050479

Sedgemoor , Cattle Grazing

Sedgemoor , Beach at Stert Point - geograph.org.uk - 3048765

Sedgemoor , Beach at Stert Point

Sedgemoor , Grassy Field - geograph.org.uk - 3050517

Sedgemoor , Grassy Field

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Steart Marshes.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)