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RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

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Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
+44 1305 778313
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Unique location

This reserve is the least likely place I would expect to see lots of birdlife. It is in the middle... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
London, United Kingdom
Superb location, birds everywhere.

As a normal visitor to Arne and Longham Lakes, this location has birds close up and in abundance. A... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Steven W
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“bird watching” (14 reviews)
“car park” (31 reviews)
Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
+44 1305 778313
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This reserve is the least likely place I would expect to see lots of birdlife. It is in the middle of Weymouth, surrounded by busy roads on all sides, but once you are inside, it is peaceful. The traffic can be heard but is muted....More

Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 20 November 2017

As a normal visitor to Arne and Longham Lakes, this location has birds close up and in abundance. A place to spend hours.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Called in to the visitor centre before walking around the reserve. Friendly staff and a reasonable coffee. Stunning views of Bearded Reedling as we sit in the picture window drinking our coffee.Call in if you are in the area.

Thank Roy N
Reviewed 23 October 2017

lovely place to spend a few hours exploring the reed beds and inlets for water birds and the reed beds for bearded tits. there were a lot of goldcrest about on the day of my visit and the hooded merganser drake is still about. staff...More

Thank andrebelg
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Her ladyship being an RSPB member, had Radipole Lake on our "to do" list whilst staying in Weymouth recently, and a very pleasant visit it was too! The lady staff member who greeted us was very helpful and informative, the site was large with many...More

Thank CSLWolves
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A nice nature reserve so close to the town. I am not a bird watcher but it makes a very nice nature walk - we saw lots of butterflies and insects, and a Kingfisher plus swans and wading birds. A nice way to while away...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A great hour spent here, even tho we are not bird watchers it was very interesting. Friendly informative staff lovely little cafe and very clean

Thank sharron p
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We liked Radipole and spent a few hours on site. Nice reception area. If you are a birder it's best to get away from the entrance area because of the noisy / shouting families who haven't a clue about nature reserves. Not the biggest site...More

Thank passengerinthenight
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

How nice to have such a lovely reserve right in the city. We walked the trails and saw lots of birds including Swans, little grebes, snowy egret, little egret, great grey egret etc. It was such a nice relaxing way to start the day. Highly...More

Thank Wendy E
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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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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!