Chew Valley

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 574 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low favourable low
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Site description
One of the largest freshwater bodies in south-west England, supporting a sparse open-water plant community, this large artificial reservoir supports breeding wetland species and attracts wintering and passage wildfowl. The IBA also includes areas of managed pasture.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chew Valley. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.