Ham Wall

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Ham Wall Nature Reserve. Looking across Walton Heath.

The Ham Wall National Nature Reserve, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Glastonbury, on the Somerset Levels in the valley of the River Brue in Somerset, England is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.[1][2]

It is part of the Brue Valley Living Landscape conservation project. The project commenced in January 2009 and aims to restore, recreate and reconnect habitat. It aims to ensure that wildlife is enhanced and capable of sustaining itself in the face of climate change[3] while guaranteeing farmers and other landowners can continue to use their land profitably. It is one of an increasing number of landscape scale conservation projects in the UK.[4][5][6]

This new wetland habitat has been established from old peat diggings and now consists of areas of reedbed, wet scrub, open water and peripheral grassland and woodland. Many bird species live on or visit the site including the bearded tit, bittern, Cetti's warbler, hobby and starling.[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Ham Wall". RSPB. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ham Wall NNR". Natural England. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Brue Valley Living Landscape". 
  4. ^ A Living Landscape - The Wildlife Trusts
  5. ^ RSPB landscape conservation
  6. ^ Natural England Future Landscapes
  7. ^ "The RSPB: Ham Wall: Star species". The RSPB. 

Coordinates: 51°09′18″N 2°46′30″W / 51.155°N 2.775°W / 51.155; -2.775