skylarks and sedge warblers
Puxton Moor is set within the heart
of the North Somerset Levels and Moors, and is a large
area of pasture land networked with species-rich rhynes.
to look out for
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.
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.
||View a location map of the
reserve on the National
Cycle Network website.
||Go to www.traveline.org.uk
Travel to the A370 between the M5 J21 and Congresbury. In the village of Hewish turn onto Puxton Lane (beside the Gardening shop). Follow the lane over the low weight bridge into the village of Puxton and turn onto Puxton Road and park by the church. The reserve can be accessed from Dolemoor Lane. Parking is restricted - please do not park and block any cottage, farm or field entrances.
Puxton Lane is currently impassable due to the low weight bridge being broken, follow diversion signs from the A370.