Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve

Oaklands Avenue, Chard, TA20 1HU

Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve


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.

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  • 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

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

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Practical conservation volunteers

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 10am to 3pm. 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 to check if there are places available.


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The Community Heritage Officer can cater for private families, community groups or deliver curriculum based educational sessions at Chard Reservoir.  Please click on the headings below to find out more.


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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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