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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 03.6 August 1992

The Somerset Levels – Their landscape and wildlife, still under threat

By - Robin Williams

Somerset is one of the most varies counties in England, with rolling hills, heather moorland and flat, marshy plains. It contains such jewels as the Quantick Hills, Exmoor and the Mendips, but amongst the most extraordinary is its hollow heart. The Somerset Levels and Moors is a great area of country which is below sea-level for part of each day. Every acre of this land has been reclaimed and is kept from inundation only by an elaborate system of sea-walls, drains, rhynes, ditches and pumps.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist