The Amble Marshes was once a salt-marsh, but the valley was dammed and the river canalised in 1963/64 to protect the village of Chapel Amble from flooding. The area is now an area of arable and pasture fields dominated by the CBWPS reserve, Walmsley Sanctuary and a recently purchased reserve to it’s north. The CBWPS have had… Continue reading Amble Marshes
The area at the mouth of the Camel Estuary. Viewing is easiest from the eastern shore, parking at either Polzeath Beach, (SW928776), or Daymer Bay, (SW936789), and walking along the coast path. From the western shore the best viewing area is just south of Stepper Point. (Please note there is no parking at Hawker’s Cove).
Situated in the middle of the Camel Estuary, this area is favoured by Oystercatchers, Greenshank and loathing gulls. Ospreys are often watched feeding in this area during passage periods. Best viewed from the Camel Trail, parking at Old Town Cove Car Park, at SW939738. © Camelbirder 2012
This large area is between Padstow in the west and Rock in the east. The whole area can be viewed from the Camel Trail in the west and south but also from Rock.
A small creek on the south side of the estuary. This creek is best viewed at high tide, when a waders and herons roost. Viewing only from the Camel Trail. © Camelbirder 2012
A small pond at the south end of Padstow viewable from the Camel Trail. Park at the small layby at Porthilly View, Padstow and walk 50metres south to view. (Please respect residents privacy). Although this site is small, it is generally sheltered and the hedgerows and trees around the pond often hold wintering warblers.… Continue reading Dennis Cove
This part of the Camel Estuary is part of the main feeding area for both waders and wildfowl. The area is predominately saltmarsh, with a myrad of channels. The confluence of the Camel and Amble Rivers are in this section as is a small mudflat favoured by Golden Plover. The area can be viewed along… Continue reading Dinham area/Dinham Flats
Treraven Meadow is a flood meadow which runs between the Camel Estuary at Egloshayle and the Camel Trail. This site floods at Spring and other high tides, this was done by the Environment Agency as part of the flood alleviation schemes for Wadebridge and Sladesbridge. Clapper Marshes are over the opposite bank. Park at Guineaport, Wadebridge and walk along… Continue reading Treraven Meadow
These man made pools and wetlands were created by the Environment Agency as part of the flood alleviation schemes for Wadebridge and Sladesbridge. Located near Sladesbridge at Clapper, the area was originally created as fresh waters pools but recently a sluice has been fitted and now floods on Spring or other high tides.