Westhay Moor is north of the village of Westhay in Somerset. The car park is just off the road to Godney, at the junction with Daggs Lane Drove. A National Cycle Network route runs along a disused railway line, just south of Westhay village.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the car park turn right and follow the path north alongside one of the lakes formed by historic peat extraction.
(1) Turn left by the pull in and head towards the Viridor Hide. From the hide follow the drove west past the starling sculpture depicting one of the Levels’ most iconic wildlife spectacles.
(2) The gate here provides access to the raised mire. Walkthrough the largest remnant of lowland raised mire in southwest England.
Follow the path right along the wooded edge, this bears left and takes you through the trees. Turn right along the path on the higher ground and head back across the mire.
(3) Upon reaching the gate turn right along the path before heading north at the next left. This track heads north towards the Tower Hide.
Upon leaving the Tower Hide follow the path southeast through the reedbed until you reach the drove. Turn left onto the drove and retrace your route past the Viridor Hide to the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 10ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.2 - alt. 10ft - Viridor Hide
2 : mi 0.39 - alt. 10ft - Raised mire
3 : mi 0.97 - alt. 16ft - Gate
D/A : mi 1.63 - alt. 10ft - Car park
Exposed water is found across the reserve so please keep to marked paths and take care around these areas. There is also extensive grazing in some parts of the reserve so please be aware of cattle and ponies. Due to the delicate nature of the site dogs are not allowed on the mire and should be kept on leads on permissive tracks.
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