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Greylake & Avalon Marshes



Giles Morris




14th January 2024
10:00 am -


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Located in the heart of the Somerset Levels and Moors, Greylake shows what the Levels must have been like before extensive agricultural drainage. Thanks to all the water, the hides usually provide excellent close views of vast flocks of wintering ducks and waders. These are hunted by birds of prey, typically Marsh Harrier and Peregrine. If conditions are right, the reserve should hold a considerable number of birds.

Meet at 10am in the car park of the RSPB reserve at Greylake, ST 399346. The reserve is on the A361, which runs from the A39 towards Burrow Bridge & Taunton. Travelling from M5 junction 23 on A39 towards Street, after 5.8 miles turn right to Moorlinch. At T-junction with A361, turn right; the reserve is on the right after 2 miles.

We will visit the hides and walk the visitor trail and though using prepared paths, it can often be wet underfoot. If you want to stay for the afternoon (bring a packed lunch), we could move on to other sites in the Avalon Marshes. This part of the trip will remain flexible to allow us to respond to recent sightings.

Please inform the leader if you are intending to join the walk. (07712 398903 or [email protected])

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