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Thursday 23 June 2011, 15:02

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There's a new pub opening this Friday in the middle of the Bristol Channel on Flat Holm island!

The Gull and Leek (no relation) will open its doors during the seasonal highs of summer, Halloween and Xmas.

The last pub here closed down in the early 1900s and the only full-time residents are the three wardens and 1000's of seabirds.

The island has a significant breeding colony of over 4,000 pairs of lesser black-backed gull, 400 pairs of herring gull, two pairs of great black-backed gull as well as shelduck and oystercatchers.

As for the leeks, the island is one of only five places in Britain where wild leeks grow, often reaching up to six feet in height and are protected by law (just incase you're thinking of picking some).

At the height of the nesting season (June and July), it's not uncommon to be mobbed by gulls if you venture too close to the nest sites - so take a hat and stick to the paths or stay in the pub!

Weatherman Walking visited the island in 2010 so if you fancy a pint and a stroll, visit the walking map, route details and photos on our website.

More on this story on BBC News online.

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