Habitat: Extensive reedbeds, open freshwater, shallow pools, scrub, damp woodland
ST449397, BA6 9SX
The car park is at Ashcott Corner, between Ashcott and Meare, on the east side of the road south of the main drain (for further details see Shapwick Heath). Car park opening times:
5am–6.30pm (1 Oct–31 Jan), 5am–8pm (1 Feb–31 Mar), 5am–10pm (1 Apr–30 Sep)
Tickets are £3 per car for all day. Access to the reserve trails and facilities are included in the cost of your parking ticket. Entrance and parking are FREE to RSPB members and Blue Badge holders.
Main track is old railway line – mostly flat, wide, and gravel. Other tracks are grassy and uneven on soft peat, but best views from main track anyway. Disabled parking area near first viewing platform is accessible through locked gate using radar key.
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