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Kenn Moor Reserve comprises two fields. The smaller of the two was sown with wild flower seed. The larger field is used for rough grazing and is wet, attracting overwintering birds such as Snipe and other waders.


GRID REFERENCE: ST427665 (small field), ST 428664 (large field)



SIZE of TWO FIELDS: Small field 0.15 ha, Large field 1.57 ha



PREVIOUS OWNERS: Mrs Butler and Mrs Crocker



WHEN PURCHASED: December 2006



PURCHASE PRICE: £42,700



HOW FUNDED: Local residents' donations, YACWAG funds



HABITAT CREATION: Natural England, North Somerset Council



SPECIAL WILDLIFE:

Stonechats breed here. The fields are left undisturbed. YACWAG’s only record of a Great Crested Newt is from Kenn Moor Reserve.



PUBLIC ACCESS:

Visual access to the fields is available at all times via a public footpath on adjacent land to the north, and also from Kenn Moor Road and the railway.  The fields may also be visited by arrangement with YACWAG for educational, survey and monitoring purposes.


A pole box erected by YACWAG is used by roosting barn owls, which feed on small mammals in the field.

Reserves > Kenn Moor

Tony Moulin and James Field take a look at the rushy pasture.
Tony Moulin and James Field take a look at the rushy pasture.
In 2016 YACWAG laid the hedge at the northern edge of the reserve, opening up new views.
In 2016 YACWAG laid the hedge at the northern edge of the reserve, opening up new views.