Animals and Nature


RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall

Meare, BA6 9SX


Enjoy the sights and sounds of this magical wetland, created by the RSPB when peat extraction ended on this site.

RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall

Enjoy the sights and sounds of this magical wetland, created by the RSPB when peat extraction ended on this site.

Ham Wall is a special place that teems with wildlife. You might be lucky enough to see or hear secretive bitterns, otters, water voles, marsh frogs and great crested newts which all call this place home.

Enjoy the stunning views across the marshes to Glastonbury Tor and follow secluded paths through the mystical landscape. In winter, make sure you hang around until dusk to see the starlings and their spectacular displays as they gather to roost in the reed beds.

Discover the wetland and its amazing wildlife by coming along to a range of regular events including special canoe safaris and spooky Halloween skull trails!

Pay and display car park £3 per car for the day. RSPB members park for free when displaying membership card on the dashboard. Blue badge holders park for free.
There are on site toilet facilities including disabled access and baby changing facilities.
Toilets are open during car park opening hours.

The opening hours for the car park are:

1st October - 31st January – 06.00 to 18.30
1st February - 31st March -06.00 to 20.00
1st April - 30th September- 06.00 to 22.00

All the birds, animals and this amazing landscape is here because the RSPB and its partners are giving nature a home in this special place.

The RSPB is a charity and we rely on support from people like you.

Small Welcome Building open 10am - 4pm every weekend and some weekdays. 
Hot drinks and flapjacks available along with information about the reserve and the RSPB.

If you have any questions email the reserve office or phone on 01458 860494


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Opening Hours

January to December



Free Admission

(Per Ticket)








            • Educational Visits Accepted

            • Family Fun

            • Guided Tours Available for Groups

            • Marketed towards children

            • Marketed towards families

            • Marketed towards senior citizens

            • Marketed towards student/youth

            • On site parking

            • Outdoor Attraction

            • Picnic Site

            Road Directions

            3.2 miles west of Glastonbury off B3151, along Ashcott-Meare Road. Large RSPB car park a few hundred meters after the Railway Inn (both on left hand side). Please do not park on the road. (Grid ref. ST 449397)

            Contact: RSPB HamWall reserve office on 01458 860494 or email
            Visit: for further information

            Public Transport Directions

            By bus: First Street to Shipham service stops at the Post Office in Meare on
            the B3151 approx. 1.25 miles (2km) away.
            By train: Bridgwater station 10 miles, Taunton station 22 miles
            By bicycle: Disused railway line, along Bridgwater to Glastonbury canal.
            National Cycle Route 3. Cycle hire: 01278 722269
            Parking for disabled: 2 spaces, accessed by a RADAR key – contact reserve office.
            A motorised buggy is available for use on the reserve – please contact Street Shopmobility on 01458 440155.


            RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall
            Nr Glastonbury
            BA6 9SX
            United Kingdom

            T: 01458 860494



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