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Huntspill River

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Huntspill River

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Huntspill River
West Huntspill
Highbridge
Somerset
TA9 3RQ

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This artificial river, dug in 1940 to provide water for a royal ordnance factory, holds a large stock of coarse fish, is home to otters and is a breeding area for barn owls.
Main habitats: woodland, open water, lowland grassland
Westwards the site extends as far as the estuary of the River Parrett, and eastward as far as its junction with the Cripps River, 2.5 kilometres north east of the village of Woolavington
In the winter the Huntspill is used to clear flood water from agricultural land in the Brue valley, and in the summer it is filled by water from local peat moors. At its western end the Huntspill enters the Bridgwater Bay NNR.
Most of the grassland on the banks of the river is leased for haymaking, or grazing by cattle and sheep. With its large population of coarse fish, the reserve is leased to a local angling association.
Artificial holts (homes) have been built for otters and boxes for barn owls, who use the nearby grassland as a hunting ground.
Willow and scrub are being planted in some areas to create a more natural-looking landscape, provide new habitats and increase diversity.
With the remains of Romano-British salt works found on site, the area is of some archeological interest.

Opening Times

National Nature Reserve (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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