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Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre & Nature Reserve

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Lovely and peaceful

My in-laws live just around the corner, so we took a short walk to the meadows and then enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill H
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Dorset Wildlife Refurb

I am a member of the Dorset Wild Life Trust and its lovely to see where some of my monies have been... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Restless59
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3 weeks ago
“Lovely and peaceful ”
28 Jul 2018
“Dorset Wildlife Refurb”
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Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre & Nature Reserve, owned and run by Dorset Wildlife Trust. The Centre includes: displays, wildlife webcams, wildlife books & gifts, Dorset coffees, teas and flapjacks (all major cards accepted), toilets, parking...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Lorton Meadows Wildlife Centre Lorton Lane | (follow to the end of Lorton Lane down the gravel track), Weymouth DT3 5QH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My in-laws live just around the corner, so we took a short walk to the meadows and then enjoyed a stroll around for about an hour, picking berries and admiring the view. We'll definately be back with a picnic! The conservation building has lots of...More

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Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre & Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Bill, Thank you for a lovely review and we are all so pleased you plan a return to Lorton meadows. All the best Patrick

Reviewed 28 July 2018

I am a member of the Dorset Wild Life Trust and its lovely to see where some of my monies have been spent. This is a lovely if not a little difficult to access conservation area set just outside Weymouth. The refurb of the barn...More

Thank Restless59
Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre & Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your review and continued support of Dorset Wildlife Trust. Patrick

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Love visiting here, lots of nice walks. Visitor centre which is staffed by very knowledgeable people. Great to visit at different times of the year as always something to see. Unfortunately some of it is ruined by dog owners who can’t be faffed to pick...More

Thank lizzie27hampshire
Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre & Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Lizzie, Many thanks for your comments and I am so sorry to hear you visit was spoiled by others laziness and I can assure you that all is being done to deal with this issue which seems all too common in many areas these...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

I think the main focus is oriented to schools. It took us less than an hour to go round the trail. Nevertheless, these conservation sites are important and need to be supported.More

Thank John A
Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre & Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi John and thank you for your comments, may I add that we have acquired extra land and will be updating routes but even still there are a lot to explore and in the centre all information, toilets and refreshments await. We also do guided...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

We took our little granddaughter down to centre and she really enjoyed herself looking at the things on display, walking through the wood trails and looking at the carvings

Thank Tony G
Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre & Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Many thanks for you review Tony and I do hope to see you all revisiting the site soon. Don't forget all the events the adults and children are available on Dorset Wildlife Trust website.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

The woodland walk I ventured on yesterday was a true gem. Vicky, the excellent leader of the walk, informed the participants of the geology and the flora and fauna as we encountered it. She was very knowledgeable. She also gave us the opportunity to identify...More

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Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre & Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you Christopher and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we all look forward to your returning visits.

Reviewed 4 December 2016

THANKYOU TO STEPH AND VICKY, WITH HELPERS DAVE AND CHRIS ( PERFECT ELF VOLUNTEERS ) you made a wonderful afternoon, with your skills and enthusiasm to all of us, every age and aims and abilities. I loved my decoartaion which is already admired on the...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

I took my son's dog down here for walk after being recommended by a friend. Be careful of the drive down to the car park, once you pass the new housing development, the track becomes single lane, with probably one passing place. When I visited...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

What a gem, after living in the area for over 10 years and often driving past the sign and turning for Lorton Meadows we finally made it here. A perfect spot, great views and varied walking, you can be in the woods and feel in...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

I took my niece and great nephews to Lorton for a 'Pond Dipping' seesion and had a wonderful time with them examining the amazing selection of tiny creatures found in the pond. The boys were thoroughly engrossed in the activity and happily concentrated for 1.5...More

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