Large pastureland networked with rhynes full of rare plants, invertebrates and birds.

Location

Puxton Ln, Weston-super-Mare BS24, UK
Puxton
A static map of Puxton Moor

Know before you go

Size
72 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

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. The fields can be very wet in the winter months.

Access

The reserve can be accessed along Puxton Lane to the west of the reserve and via Dolemoor Lane to the East. Two public footpaths cross the reserve in an east-west direction, with two further footpaths bordering the reserve to the north and south. 

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

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.

Contact us

Avon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0117 917 7270

Environmental designation

Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)