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Lovers of wildlife and those interested in heritage can travel inland to Avalon Marshes on the famous Somerset Levels. Owned and managed by Natural England, the Avalon Marshes Centre has information, a café, craft shop, replica historic buildings, car park and toilets. It is the central hub for the Marshes' nature reserves providing a base for the RSPB, Somerset Wildlife Trust and the Hawk & Owl Trust. The replica buildings arelooked after bySouth West Heritage Trust.
A short walk up the road is Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve (NNR); close by are Ham Wall NNR, Shapwick Moor, Catcott Complex and Westhay Moor NNR. The Avalon Marshes Centre is linked to Glastonbury by an almost entirely traffic free cycle track which passes through Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall NNRs. This route links into National Cycle Route 3.