Seaton Wetlands, Seaton, Devon
Seaton Wetlands is a beautiful area made up of three nature reserves on the marshes and reed beds along the estuary of the River Axe. It’s a good place to go and explore when you’re on your family holidays in Devon – there are nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalks suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs so no one need be left out – expect the pet pooch; that just wouldn’t be right as there are lots of birds nesting in the wetlands.
Close to Seaton there’s a Discovery Hut and thatched bird hide – there are actually five hides at Seaton Wetlands in total so as you can imagine, it’s a twitchers paradise and a great opportunity to spot several types of migrant birds. It’s also brilliant for young explorers as there’s a pond shelter and a wildlife garden and you can hire nets, or on certain days watch a bird ringing demonstration. Go and enjoy a peaceful stroll, and look out for ducks, wading birds, kingfishers, swans, dragonflies and butterflies. Maybe linger for a picnic or get fish and chips in Seaton and park up over the other side of the estuary to watch the sunset.
NB: The Discovery Hut is manned by volunteers and is not always open.
T: 01395 517557 All information correct at the time of writing