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RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

#16 of 71 things to do in Weymouth Features Animals
Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
+44 1305 778313
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Oasis in town.

I've been here many times, since the sixties. Without doubt it is a world apart from the hustle of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
Restricted views but an amazing space

This is an amazing space being so close to the developments within Weymouth and yet so tranquil... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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“car park” (31 reviews)
Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
+44 1305 778313
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here many times, since the sixties. Without doubt it is a world apart from the hustle of the town yet locals still use this area ( plus their dogs )as a walkthrough. Sometimes one needs to be careful and look before feet are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing space being so close to the developments within Weymouth and yet so tranquil. The views of the birds are really only visible from the specific hides and view points as the reeds are far too high to see the water and...More

Thank janetgonegardening
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Very helpful staff. The reeds and hedges hid many of the birds because they were still nesting. I shall hopefully return after the Reed cutting has been carried out and get to see many more birds. Still a pleasant walk with a number of view...More

Thank CJJD666
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Just a quick stop this time to buy duck food and then spent 15 minutes feeding them. Then time for tea overlooking the lake. Lovely way to relax. Normally enjoy the walk tound too.

Thank Gill Z
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We visited today 27th of June and was met by the lovely members of the reserve, very friendly and helpful. As we were on holiday and hadn't been before we were looked after amazingly, had a lovely coffee before we set off. We weren't disappointed,...More

Thank alisonnurserynurse
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We usually visit here twice a year, for us it has been the best place to get photos of Bearded Tits. There is also views of a wide variety of 'water' birds, Reed Warblers etc. and always a Marsh Harrier.

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here for the reptile day, on arrival the first member of staff we met was rather rude and abrupt , but the expert talking about the reptiles was informative and patient, walking round the reserve is peaceful and quiet, lots of birds to...More

Thank 40lulu
Reviewed 30 May 2017

In the corner of a car park, stands this little thatched building run by the RSPCA. I only popped in whilst my husband was photographing water birds but was impressed by the range of activities scheduled, the friendliness and what was on offer - teas,...More

Thank oldrectorycottage
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lovely site near town centre, pay&display pkg. Some nice quiet places around the site for quiet contemplation. We saw reed, willow & Cettis warblers. Herons, blackbirds and a myriad of sea birds and waterfowl. A really pleasant visitor centre rounded it all off nicely. Fan...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic reserve . Friendly staff . Good birding . All right in the middle of the town . Spring is a great time to visit as all the warblers are singing , dragonfly's and butterflies plentiful . Allow a few hours to walk round the...More

Thank cliff d
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29 August 2016|
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Response from RSPBArne | Property representative |
Thank you, the car park is free from 6pm. It is a council run car park. The RSPB Discovery Centre closes at 5pm. Happy Bat hunting!