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RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

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Address: Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
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+44 1305 778313
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A lovely Winter walk

We visited twice last week during our two day trip to Weymouth (grandparent, parent, 13 year old boy and 15 month toddler. Everyone enjoyed the stroll around the lake. We took... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Chipping Norton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited twice last week during our two day trip to Weymouth (grandparent, parent, 13 year old boy and 15 month toddler. Everyone enjoyed the stroll around the lake. We took the shorter walk which provided plenty of opportunity to see water fowl. It was peaceful and out of the wind and the reflection of the reeds in the water... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could have been a great experience however Dogs not under control or on a leash and having to mind you step making sure you dont step into dog land mines Made it unpleasant

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A very good place to see birdlife and have a bit of a walk, the staff at the RSPB hut are very helpful for any questions and there are spotter scopes you can use.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The Discovery Centre ,is a Warm ,cosy ,friendly retreat for a Hot Chocolate & tasty slice of Homemade Carrot Cake ,a mere £3.Sit in the warm & view the Lake birds on a Telescope. Wildlife Magazines & Wildlife Monitors to interest you.....Lyndsey & Dan so polite ,Welcoming & Helpful, just ask if you need to ask about a bird your... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visited now about 5-6 times while visiting Dorset and this is 1 of my favourite places the only thing I don't like about the place is the price of the car park but unfortunately the Rspb can not do anything about it. As for the place it's fantastic with marsh harriers now there most times I've visited plus the lovely... More 

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Rockingham, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Discovered this lovely place walking from our accommodation into town. It was so pleasant to stroll through the paths and see nature at it's best. Didn't get to see a lot but was happy with the birdlife we did see. Spoke with a local who goes there to photograph the birds and she was very interesting. Really close to town... More 

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Steeple Ashton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This reserve is so accessible with a big car-park and disabled access. Great bird population for serious and casual birders alike. Go into the coffee- shop first to get information on what's around. Some days there are guided walks, which are very helpful for beginners. There are binoculars and scopes available for looking out of the observation window, Serious rarities... More 

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Thank David C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good location with easy access from a large car-park. The paths on the walk are flat and also suitable for wheelchairs. Small cafe which we didn't visit. A circular path of approximately 1 mile meanders through reeds and trees with occasional views of the lake. Several information boards along the path on what you can expect to see. Best views... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If I am lucky enough to be in the area Radipole is always on the top of my list of places to visit and I would highly recommend this place.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Never visited before, what lovely staff and a lovely little café, yummy cakes and dog friendly inside the café, Arne you should take note!

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