Tower Hide at Shapwick Heath

by Somerset NNR team in Shapwick

We did it
On 8th December 2015 we successfully raised £17,466 with 233 supporters in 28 days

To build a tower hide, enabling fantastic new views of wildlife over lakes and reedbeds ; improving access for all visitors to the reserve.

by Somerset NNR team in Shapwick

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Roger Dickey 7th December 2015

A tangible demonstration that people support the Avalon Marshes and what a great facility to show off our fantastic wildlife. Congratulations on meeting the pledged and stretch target!

bill.urwin 2nd December 2015

Getting really close now, one last push from everyone over the last few days will get us there. Well done for setting this up, it will be a great addition to the reserve.

Lynne Newton 2nd December 2015

Foxybiddy will be at the "Street Christmas Cracker Event" in Crispin Hall, Street, tomorrow from 3pm until 9pm. Please come and preview the prints that will be presented to those of you who pledge £25. I will also be (hopefully) raising some more funds from the sale of some of my cards, etc, that will also be pledged to this project!

avalonmarshes 2nd December 2015

Good luck from the Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership . This new hide will be a great addition to the projects already implemented under the Heritage Lottery funded programme.

Barry Gray 1st December 2015

Let's add another great feature to the already rich tapestry of the Avalon Marshes. I presume it will have a rack for Alan's bike?

Joe Cockram 24th November 2015

A good start to the viewing infrastructure improvements that this fantastic reserve so badly needs and deserves as one of the finest wetland sites in the country


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Every little helps. Get a warm feeling for a helping a great project!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Social “high five” – We'll say thank you via twitter or our Facebook page.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

We’ll send you a festive voucher to give to a friend or relation saying a donation to the tower hide has been made in their name.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

We'll send you a signed 8 x 6 mounted print from award winning local wildlife and landscape photographer Lynne Newton, as a memento of your support.

£50 or more

71 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

A name of your choice will be routed into the fabric of the hide.

£100 or more

17 of 30 claimed

£100 Reward

Two invitations to the grand opening, hosted by Andy Clements board member for Natural England and Director of the BTO.

£500 or more

2 of 6 claimed

£500 Reward

A place on a bird watching “masterclass” with Andy Clements NE board member and Director for BTO.

£500 or more

5 of 6 claimed

£500 Reward

A behind the scenes, tour with Simon Clarke, Senior Reserve Manager for Shapwick Heath and the Somerset National Nature Reserves.

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