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RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

#16 of 73 things to do in Weymouth Features Animals
Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
+44 1305 778313
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We visited here for the reptile day, on arrival the first member of staff we met was rather rude... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
A lovely find

In the corner of a car park, stands this little thatched building run by the RSPCA. I only popped... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
+44 1305 778313
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We visited here over Easter week. What a wonderful reserve. It is especially a wonderful find because could walk around the paths with our dog (kept on a lead). Entry is free to the reserve but have to pay for council car parking. A lovely...More

Thank Lynda E
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This is a truly amazing reserve bang in the middle of Weymouth. It has a well-built visitor's centre and a small 'hide'. The variety of bird life is very wide - and numerous Cetti's warblers were not heard but seen. The walk round the reserve...More

Thank Julian Y
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to walk round and take in all the stunning views of natural wildlife , great for kids and the older teenagers , and doesnt cost a penny

Thank simon a
Reviewed 16 April 2017

First ever visit here and we were very pleasantly surprised. Situated at the far end of the Swannery car park, entry is free, all they ask is for a donation. There is a visitor's centre where you can buy a small range of books and...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Park in the shopping car park & ambled over the stone bridge from parking lot into Bjg Reed beds alive with summer migrants & varied duck life. It's an amazing pace for a Nature Reserve. Bearded tots warblers of all kinds noisily chatter within 100...More

Thank Wellitsmytake
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Tucked away at the back of the Swannery car park in Weymouth is a remarkable attraction in the heart of the town. The RSPB reserve at Radipole Lake is quite simply a joy to experience and has everything a visitor could want. Those planning to...More

Thank singhasam
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What time does the car park close? We want to visit to look for bats.
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!