Shapwick Moor Opens Its Second Hide

Less than a month from completing work on the Barbara Handley Hide, Shapwick Moor has completed a second hide for use by visitors. This attractive new hide was designed and built by local craftsman Edwin Rider to resemble the Shepherd’s huts that used to be used in the area. It overlooks one of the many badger setts on the reserve.

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The hide under construction by local builder, Edwin Rider, resembles the Shepherd’s huts used in former times.

This sett is one that has been heavily watched by members of the public for many years and it will hopefully allow visitors to observe these wonderful mammals in a degree of comfort and reduce any potential disturbance by people sitting too close to the sett. Its location allows some splendid views over the Hawk & Owl Trust’s reserve looking towards Shapwick Heath National Nature reserve. Much of the funding of this new hide has come from the Avalon Marshes Landscape Project, a Lottery funded project working across the whole area of the Avalon Marshes.

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