Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve

Oaklands Avenue, Chard, TA20 1HU

Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve

Overview

Chard Reservoir LNR is a fantastic site for bird watching and walking, following wildflower meadows through to woodland edge surrounding the expanse of open water with spectacular scenery. There is a small children's woodland play area. 

We are dog friendly and they are welcome on the reserve but there is a strict ‘dogs on short leads’ zone in the woodland and dogs are not allowed in the woodland near the bird hide.

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If you have enjoyed a visit to Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve and would like to contribute to help look after this special reserve, please use the donate button to give a donation of your choosing. Your contribution will go towards projects such as improving the wetland habitats for dragonflies, native planting for pollinators and wildlife nest boxes.

Thank you, your contributions really do make a difference.

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Features

  • Parking On-Site Parking On-Site
  • Family friendly Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome Dogs Welcome
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Free Entry Free Entry
  • Open All Year Open All Year
  • Picnic Area Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access Partial Disabled Access
  • Play Park Play Park
  • Fishing Fishing

Contact Details

Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve, Oaklands Avenue, Chard, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA20 1HU

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Volunteering

Practical conservation volunteers ( No vacancies at the moment)

There are two weekly practical volunteering sessions held at Chard Reservoir every week. One on a Wednesday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm and one on a Friday from  9.30am to 12.30pm. The types of tasks they do include litter picking, maintenance of the paths, maintenance of the woodland play area, hedge laying, tree planting and much more. You do not need to have any experience to join in, just a willingness to get involved and a passion for nature.

The volunteer tasks are physical in nature so you need to have a fairly good level of fitness.

 

If you would like to join the volunteers please call the ranger Hannah Stanton on 07971 111 955 or email hannah.stanton@southsomerset.gov.uk to check if there are places available.

 

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Groups

The Community Heritage Officer can cater for private families, community groups or deliver curriculum based educational sessions at Chard Reservoir.  Pleasecall Edd Chilcott on 07458 074 843 or click on the link below to send Edd an email.

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External Organisations

If you are an external organisation that wishes to host your event at Chard Reservoir please contact us.

There may be a charge to host your event, but all charitable events are free. We will need to see a copy of your risk assessment, public liability insurance and an application form must be completed to hold an event at Chard Reservoir.

 

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Apr

Whispering Willows Event

Join us on Sunday 1st May for this FREE outdoor performance!
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26
Apr

Park Yoga Returns

Park Yoga returns for 2022!
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08
Apr

Abri support Chard Reservoir Volunteer Group activities and events

The Chard Reservoir Volunteers Group are delighted to have received £1000 worth of funding from Abri to support family events at Chard Reser...
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