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Nature Reserves in Taunton Deane

We have 14 Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) in Taunton Deane. A Local Nature Reserve is an area of high nature conservation value used by the public for the quiet enjoyment of nature.

You can find out about the Local Nature Reserves in Taunton Deane below and download fact sheets, which contain detailed information and maps for the reserves, by clicking on the offers/info tab.

Tags: Nature Reserves in Taunto Deane, Taunto Nature Reserves

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Number of items: 13

  1. Ash Common Nature Reserve

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    Ash Common Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    Ash Common was our first Local Nature Reserve, and it is still the largest we have. The Common is home to a mixture of habitats, with areas of unimproved neutral grassland, semi-natural deciduous...

  2. Bickenhall Orchard Nature Reserve

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    Bickenhall Orchard Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    Bickenhall Orchard has many apple trees, some with a rich bryophyte community and mistletoe. The grassland of the orchard is has many species with a wide range of herbs including yarrow, fleabane,...

  3. Children's Wood and Hankridge Riverside

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    Children's Wood and Hankridge Riverside

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    Children’s Wood was formed from the grassy banks of the River Tone flood alleviation work. Now there are large woodland blocks and standard trees, including a small orchard at Obridge. The adjoining...

  4. Frieze Hill Community Orchard

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    Frieze Hill Community Orchard

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    Frieze Hill Community Orchard used to be allotments and agricultural land. It reverted to rough grassland and now contains orchard trees. The Community Orchard Group planted the first trees in early...

  5. Gadds Valley Nature Reserve

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    Gadds Valley Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    Gadds Valley Local Nature Reserve is the latest reserve we have. It has an interesting mosaic of habitats from woodland through to open grassland and a stream with marginal vegetation such as wavy...

  6. Hurstone Nature Reserve

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    Hurstone Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Wiveliscombe

    The Reserve is made up of woodland from the embankments of the approach to the former railway viaduct. The site also adjoins grassland and ancient deciduous hedgerows. The ground flora is dominated...

  7. Netherclay Community Woodland

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    Netherclay Community Woodland

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    Netherclay Community Woodland borders the River Tone in Bishops Hull. With support from the Forestry Commission and the help of the Parish council and local volunteers, we have planted over 5000...

  8. Norton Hillfort Nature Reserve

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    Norton Hillfort Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    Norton Hillfort Local Nature Reserve is a scheduled ancient monument , first occupied by people in the Stone Age. The edge of the hillfort is wooded and forms a crown on top of the hill. In the...

  9. Otterhead Lakes

    Otterhead Lakes

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    The Reserve is set around two lakes of the former landscaped gardens of Otterhead House, which was demolished in 1952. Semi-natural habitats now make up the reserve including alder and willow carr,...

  10. South Taunton Streams

    South Taunton Streams

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    This reserve comprises of four sites: • Mill Stream • Killams • Glasses Mead • Blackbrook Open Space These are located next to three watercourse (Mill Stream, Galmington Stream and Blackbrook Stream)...

  11. Swains Lane Nature Reserve

    Swains Lane Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    The reserve is made up of two small fields bounded by banked elm hedgerows and surrounded by housing. Both fields used to be orchards. The southern field still contains several old apple trees. The...

  12. Weirfield Riverside Nature Reserve

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    Weirfield Riverside Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Taunton

    Weirfield Riverside Local Nature Reserve is made up of a strip of land next to a footpath alongside the River Tone in Taunton. The land was originally part of the Grand Western Canal. It has mixture...

  13. Wellington Basins

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    Wellington Basins

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Wellington

    Wellington Basins are made up of a small pond and boardwalk with a range of habitats including grassland, hedges and a new community woodland. The pond and it's margins have a varied flora and fauna...

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