Exploring the Wild

On foot, cycle or by boat, roam freely along this delightful river and its picturesque riverbank paths to experience the glories of our corner of Somerset.
The River Parrett flows lazily past Langport as it crosses one of the most important wetlands in Europe. Whether you are looking from bridge, bank or boat, there is such a variety of creatures to spot, in the air, on the water, or teaming just under the surface. Not forgetting the treasury of plants that line the river and rhynes, and cluster on the meadows. This stretch of the river is an important central point in the renewed River Parrett Trail that runs from source to sea.

A sample of the wildlife you are likely to encounter are:

Cranes & herons, Willows, Bulrushes, Eels,Otters, Water voles, Dragonflies, White egrets, Kingfishers, Damselflies, Fish, Swans and Moorhens