The NNR consists mainly of restored peat fields and water-filled compartments containing islands with areas of reeds and bulrushes. There are areas of poor fen and also an old fragment of acid mire that is being restored.
Main habitats: Peatland
Area: 101 ha
Link to site map: Nature on the Map
Although most NNRs are managed by Natural England, 88 are wholly or partly managed by other bodies approved by Council, under Section 35 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Westhay Moor NNR is owned and managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Westhay Moor is north of Westhay village , 5 km north west of Glastonbury. There is a car park on the reserve, adjacent to Westhay Moor Drove.
Public access to the reserve is by signed routes. The site can be visited at any time of year.
The nearest toilet and refreshment facilities are in local villages.
There are bird hides and trails throughout the reserve. A stone track leading to one of the hides offers disabled access.
Leaflets, information panels and signs are provided for visitor information.
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