Photo: Daryl Turner
We are so fortunate to have the truly fantastic Seaton Wetlands on our doorstep here in Uplyme, Combpyne-Rousdon and Axmouth. Open 24hrs a day and 365 days a year, Seaton Wetlands is free to visit and managed by the East Devon District Council Countryside Team.
The beautiful marshlands and reed-beds run alongside the river Axe. They includes five bird hides and are accessed over four kilometres of level trails and boardwalks. Visitors in wheelchairs or pushchairs or riding bikes can all get near to the action, to ensure that we can all experience the amazing wildlife.
Recent exciting events have included; the introduction of water voles and the discovery of evidence of Otters on the reserve.
How do I get to Seaton Wetlands?
The wetlands are accessed from the Seaton to Colyford road, approximately 8 miles east of Seaton and 6 miles west of Lyme Regis.
How do I vote!?
Voting for Seaton Wetlands (and a few other sites elsewhere!) opened on Friday 18th January and closes before midnight on Sunday 17th February, so time is running out.
Voting is easy;
- Go to the Countryfile website at countryfile.com/awards/
- Cast your Vote (for Seaton Wetlands!)
There are ten categories of award this year, including ‘Best Holiday Destination’, Best Beach, National Park, Village, Garden, Landmark and even Pub.
Seaton Wetlands has been shortlisted in category 8 ‘Best Nature Reserve’.
This video was taken by Chris Hull in November 2018 and shared via YouTube.
Our East Devon Countryside Team are a dedicated bunch, supported by an army of volunteers.
Please vote, to give them the support they and their work deserve…
Footnote: Thanks to my colleague Councillor from Dorset, Daryl Turner for the kind permission to use his brilliant photographs taken on visits to Seaton Wetlands, including my favourite – the Little Egret catching a prawn used as the featured image on this post.