Bleadon Levels

Bleadon Levels

You will discover a range of wildlife habitats on a visit to Bleadon Levels nature reserve which is situated just five miles south of Weston-super-Mare

Established during the late 1990s and spanning 27 hectares, Bleadon Levels nature reserve provides a range of mainly wetland habitats for wildlife including saltmarsh and tidal creek habitat as well as glassland, reed bed and open freshwater lagoons. 

Called a managed retreat, the saltmarsh is farmland given back to nature. After building a new sea defence wall, the old one was breached, letting in saltwater at high tides and allowing specialist salt-loving plants to establish. The marsh is an important part of flood defence reducing the power of incoming high tides during storms. 

Useful information

Opening times: Car park is open Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3.30pm; Friday 8am to 3pm 

Location: Bleadon Levels is accessed via Wayacre Drove, off Accommodation Road, Bleadon, North Somerset 

Postcode: BS24 0AP 

OS grid reference: ST316570 

Public transport: No 

Cycling: National Cycle Route 33 passes immediately adjacent to the site. Please note that cycling is not allowed on the nature reserve itself. 

Walking: Local footpaths link to the West Mendip Way to the north of the site - you can access the site anytime on foot from the Uphill area of Weston-super-Mare via a public footpath along the sea wall. 

Mobile phone/data signal: Network dependent

Swimming: Swimming is not allowed at this site.


  • Public car park

  • Visitor information

  • Facilities for disabled visitors

Bleadon Levels Nature Reserve

Bleadon, North Somerset, BA23 4TZ
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