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South Taunton Streams (Mill, Galmington, Blackbrook 1&2)
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Somerset
Natural England
Regional Team:
South West
Year of Declaration: 2004
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 220 245; ST 207 239; ST 250 245; ST 235 225
Location: Taunton, TA1 4AB
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: There are a variety of bus routes. There are also various routes by car depending on which park you wish to go to.
Mill stream can be reached from Castle Street, Taunton or French Weir Recreation ground.

Blackbrook Open Space can be reached from Blackbrook Way, Severn Drive or various footpaths leading off Thames drive, Taunton.

Killams Open space can be reached from Killams Drive or killams Avenue, just off south Road, Taunton

Glasses Mead Open Space can be reached fron Comeytrowe Road,Queensway or Claremont Drive in the Galmington area of Taunton.

Visitor facilities: There is a Pay and Display Car Park at the Mill Stream.
Roadside parking is available at Blackbrook,Glasses Mead and Killams.
Wheelchair access, leaflets and interpretation boards.
What to see: The four sites support a wide range flora and fauna with colonies of water vole in several locations. Otters, kingfisher, sand martin and dippers can also be found. These linear wetland habitats are important foraging areas for bats, especially pipistrelle, lesser horseshoe and noctule.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Taunton Deane Borough Council
Contact no.: 01823 356356
Email: enquiries@tauntondeane.gov.uk
or try
Somerset County Council
General enquiries - 0845 345 9166
E-mail- Generalenquiries@somerset.gov.uk


Website address and other links: www.tauntondeane.gov.uk/irj/public/services/directory/location?rid=/wpccontent/Sites/TDBC/Web%20Pages/Services/Locations/South%20Taunton%20Streams
alternatively try
www.tauntondeane.gov.uk or
www.somerset.gov.uk and search South Taunton Streams Local Nature Reserve




Last updated 15/02/13
 
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