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Silver Street Local Nature Reserve, Midsomer Norton

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Silver Street Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a 2 hectare site on the edge of Midsomer Norton. Overall it is owned by Bath & North East Somerset Council with the woodland leased to the Somerset and Dorset Heritage Railway Trust and the meadow in the stewardship of Somervale School.

It consists of semi-natural broadleaved woodland with several springs arising, a pond, and woodland ground flora including bluebells; and an adjacent field which is grassland.

The site has open access throughout with one surfaced path through the woodland that has been created by the railway trust. The site is on the hillside with some steep slopes and therefore does not current have access for all.

There is an active Friends group for the site who meet regularly. If you would like more information or would like to get involved please contact us via the details below.

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Contact Name:
Miriam Woolnough

 

Address:
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Trimbridge House
Trim Street
Bath
BA1 2DP

 

Phone:
(01225) 477612

 

Fax:
(01225) 477663

Poet’s Walk Local Nature Reserve, Clevedon

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Poet’s Walk can be found to the west of Clevedon and is owned by North Somerset Council. Many poets and writers have visited Clevedon, including Coleridge in 1795 and Tennyson in 1834 and it is from this that Poet’s Walk received its name.

The site encompasses Church Hill and Wain’s Hill with calcareous grassland, coastal scrub and woodland that are exposed to wind and salt spray from the Severn Estuary. The steeper slopes support a variety of wild flowers, while the plateau areas are less species rich.

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