This is a popular place for walking the dog and admiring the view. However, please remember that Portbury Wharf nature reserve and the salt marsh next to it are vital areas for wildlife. Mammals and birds flock here to feed and rest.
We must understand the needs of our wildlife and know when it is important to keep a wide berth. So please keep dogs under control (preferably on a lead) and stay on the paths and off the salt marsh. Particularly:
Individually we may not make much of a difference but acting together we can all help our wildlife.
Though, of course, it is not just the wildlife that is afraid of our dogs. Many human visitors are also fearful of them so please never allow your dog to run towards wildlife or other visitors.
So we hope you enjoy walking the dog while taking care of the wildlife and fellow visitors.
Please follow the countryside code and you won’t go far wrong
The reserve lies between Portishead and Royal Portbury Dock.
Access points are from Wharf Lane in Sheepway just off Junction 19 of the M5 motorway and from Portishead marina.
This website is created for and maintained by Friends of Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve.
You can contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org
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