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Puxton Moor

A large area of pasture land networked with species-rich rhynes

The rhynes (watery ditches) are full of rare plants such as frogbit and rootless duckweed, along with many scarce invertebrates such as hairy dragonfly and water scorpion. Reed and sedge warblers are found in the rhynes, and migrating whimbrel are often seen here in the spring.

During the spring and summer ground nesting birds such as skylark are found in the fields, and lesser whitethroat and reed bunting can be heard in areas of wet scrub. The site also contains evidence of Roman habitation and Medieval earthwork.

This site was purchased and managed through support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, ARC, North Somerset Council and public donation.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Blake's Pools
3 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Cleeve Heronry
4 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Dolebury Warren
4 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Dolemoor Lane, Puxton
Puxton
North Somerset
Map reference
ST 412 629
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
72.27 hectares
Status
Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access
Yes

Public footpath allows access through site. As well as the public footpaths that cross the reserve, there is an open access arrangement across the site. Caution - many of the rhynes are steep-sided and contain deep water. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
As well as the public footpaths that cross the reserve, there is an open access arrangement across the site. Caution - many of the rhynes are steep-sided and contain deep water.
Parking
Park opposite the church within the village of Puxton
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Avon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0117 917 7270
Avon Wildlife Trust