Westhay Moor, The Somerset Levels

There's an air of utter tranquillity at Westhay Moor on the Somerset Levels; no wonder it's home to a pair of breeding night herons (the first on record in the UK); so if you like peace and quiet and enjoy wildlife, then go, and if you're still and quiet you might spot a hairy dragonfly or a red-eyed damselfly; look out for bush crickets and silver diving beetles, and you might even hear the eerie booming call of a bittern or catch the bright turquoise flash of a kingfisher. There's a compacted gravel path leading to two bird hides and views over a big lake, but the rest of the reserve can be quite soggy underfoot.

There's a car park and dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads.

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