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dafydd
Friday 23rd December 2016, 15:34
Hi, does anyone know of anywhere in Somerset where i might hope to see a dipper?
many thanks
Dafydd

MottTheHoopoe
Saturday 24th December 2016, 20:49
Hi Dafydd, I've lived on the Somerset Levels for 12 years and have never seen a Dipper around here. They like fast flowing streams and there aren't too many of those in this area as it's too flat. I have seen them in Lyme Regis, Dorset though which isn't too far away. There is one fast flowing stream which enters the sea in Lyme Regis and there is a lovely walk alongside it where I have seen Dippers on several occasions.

StevePreddy
Saturday 24th December 2016, 21:28
The stream that runs alongside the car park at Wookey Hole caves is a reliable site. You could also try any of the streams that run northeast off the Mendips, the Quantocks or Exmoor, all of which have good populations.

Merlin
Sunday 25th December 2016, 09:14
Hi Dafydd

You can see them at Snuff Mills, just off of the M32 Bristol and also in Cheddar.

regards

Merlin

dafydd
Sunday 25th December 2016, 11:43
That's really helpful!! thanks for all the suggestions.What's the best time of year to see them, and where in Cheddar? ( i live near Cheddar)

dafydd
Sunday 25th December 2016, 13:53
whereabouts in Lyme regis? It would be worth a trip.
dafydd

Rob_S
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 19:38
Visited Bossington yesterday. Parked in the National Trust car park. There's a wooden footbridge leading to the trails around Hurlestone Point. Two Dipper were on the river about 20 yards from the bridge.

Great views of a male Peregrine along the beach adjacent to Hurlestone Point, and then perched on the cliff.
Skylarks singing over the salt marsh, and good-sized flocks of several farmland bird species in the fields along with approx 10 Curlew.

dafydd
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 12:18
Visited Bossington yesterday. Parked in the National Trust car park. There's a wooden footbridge leading to the trails around Hurlestone Point. Two Dipper were on the river about 20 yards from the bridge.

Great views of a male Peregrine along the beach adjacent to Hurlestone Point, and then perched on the cliff.
Skylarks singing over the salt marsh, and good-sized flocks of several farmland bird species in the fields along with approx 10 Curlew.

many thanks Rob!

amears
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 16:34
Stream at the bottom of Cheddar Gorge, Radstock town centre stream, Chilcompton, Iford, many of the rivers and streams south and east of Bath in fact... Good luck,
Andy

stu52
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 17:37
Hi, does anyone know of anywhere in Somerset where i might hope to see a dipper?
many thanks
Dafydd

I go to Lynton and lynmouth and Watersmeet they show quiet well there :t: