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Old Friday 23rd December 2016, 16:34   #1
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Hi, does anyone know of anywhere in Somerset where i might hope to see a dipper?
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Old Saturday 24th December 2016, 21:49   #2
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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.
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Old Saturday 24th December 2016, 22:28   #3
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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.
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Hi Dafydd

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

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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)
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whereabouts in Lyme regis? It would be worth a trip.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 18:37   #10
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Hi, does anyone know of anywhere in Somerset where i might hope to see a dipper?
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I go to Lynton and lynmouth and Watersmeet they show quiet well there
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