Seaton Wetlands Description

by Robin Fuller April. 28, 2020 470 views
A view eastwards from the Island Hide across the shallow wetland scrape towards the estuary.

A view eastwards from the Island Hide across the shallow wetland scrape towards the estuary.

The Seaton Wetlands in East Devon are a complex of open water, shallow wetland scrapes, exposed mudflats, reedbeds, freshwater grazing marshes, saltmarshes and the estuary of the River Axe.

Northward from a viewing platform across the reed margin of the wetland scrape towards the Tower Hide.

Northward from a viewing platform across the reed margin of the wetland scrape towards the Tower Hide.

The area is managed for conservation and amenity, being used for wildlife watching, research and education, with good access for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users (https://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/things-to-do/seaton-wetlands-p2045483).

In my opinion it is a jewel in crown of East Devon District Council's conservation policy (https://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/wild-east-devon-nature-reserves/seaton-wetlands/visiting-seaton-wetlands/).

The Tower Hide which has a dual aspect, eastwards to the estuary, westwards across the largest wetland scrape.

The Tower Hide which has a dual aspect, eastwards to the estuary, westwards across the largest wetland scrape.

Bird hides and raised platforms provide bird watchers and photographers good views across many of the Wetlands' key habitats.

The River Axe estuary below the Tower Hide.

The River Axe estuary below the Tower Hide.

A view from the tower hide across the scrape to the Island Hide.

A view from the tower hide across the scrape to the Island Hide.

At the time of writing we are in lockdown due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The Seaton Wetlands are open to access but the car park has been closed and the bird hides are inaccessible. As a result, none of the photographs I use - at present anyway - are contemporary.

However I have a collection of pictures taken over several years which show some aspects of the Seaton Wetlands' wildlife. There are better photographers and better photos of a much wider diversity of Seaton's wildlife. It would be worth visiting http://stevesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/. Also http://timwhitewildlife.blogspot.com/

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John Bracey 1 year, 3 months ago

#1 lovely spot, especially at high tide.

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