The first shooting-free sanctuary of its kind in the UK, Walmsley is a special place on the edge of the Camel estuary near Wadebridge.
All viewing is done from the two hides on the reserve, as the area is too sensitive to allow access within the actual reserve. The tower hide is for members’ only and requires a key that can be purchased from the online store or from the Membership Secretary. Non-members can also hire a key from the warden for the sum of £5 per day. Please contact him preferably the day before you need access and he will arrange to loan a key.
Parking is available in the lay-bys on either side of the road on the Wadebridge side of Trewornan Bridge (SW987742). Cross the bridge making use of the safety zones (it can be hazardous!). Follow the public footpath through the trees on the right if facing towards Polzeath and Port Isaac. The cross the field to the gate. Keep the drainage ditch on your left and please don’t cut across the field. At the end of the ditch is a double stile, with the small hide on the right. To go to the tower hide walk along the hedgeline to the right of the ditch until you meet a gate to the hide. There are often animals in the fields so please respect our neighbours and keep gates closed where necessary,
Be aware that Wildfowlers shoot on the open estuary on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between September and February.