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Weirfield Riverside
LNR Type: Urban
County: Somerset
Natural England
Regional Team:
South West
Year of Declaration: 2003
Declaring Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: ST 218 253
Location: Along the River Tone in Taunton, TA1 1AZ
Owned by: Somerset CC
Managed by: Somerest County Council, Local volunteers and Wildlife Trust
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: The reserve is situtated off the main A3027 Staplegrove Road.
By bus, take the 25A.
The reserve is located on the northern bank of the River Tone, upstream of French Weir in Taunton.

Visitor facilities: A pay and display car park in the town.
Wheelchair access, leaflets and interpretation panels, an educational pack is also available.
What to see: Weirfield Riverside Local Nature Reserve is made up of a strip of land next to a footpath alongside the River Tone in Taunton. It has mixture of habitats including alder and willow woodland, bramble, scrub and rough grassland. Bluebell and stinking iris can be found in small patches. The site is often partly flooded and the wet areas contain species such as hemlock water dropwort, and yellow flag. The river corridor is important for mammals and birds. Otters, bats and kingfishers have been seen here.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Taunton mid week conservation volunteers, meet alternate thursdays
Contact Margaret Palmer
Tel 01823 337570
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Taunton Deane Borough Council
Contact no.: 01823 356356
or try
Somerset County Council
General enquiries - 0845 345 9166

Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Weirfield Riverside Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 15/02/13

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