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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
Phone Number: +44 1305 778313
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Nature on your door step

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer P
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Rockingham, Australia
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Rockingham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Lovely for bird watching and walking.There is plenty of parking and a good Visitor Centre where you can watch from inside over the lake and have coffee and cake! Good knowledgeable staff .

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

RSPB Radipole and Lodmoor offer a great day out for the amateur naturalist and birder at this time of the year with unusual migrants like the rose coloured starling and yellow browed warbler as well as a wide range of water fowl and the magnificent Marsh Harrier on display. I could have spent longer there. There is even a display... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great place lots of Bird life and plenty to see the info boards about the wildlife was good, the entrance shop was good to discussing what we had seen as well.

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Tain, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Our first trip to Dorset and first visit to Radipole Lake RSPB, very impressed. Lovely little visitor centre very friendly and helpful staff and volunteer. I asked for, and was provided with lots of information regarding birding in the area. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Several good birds present, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler also the long... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Accessed from the Swannery car park. A pleasant stroll through the reeds to a hide and then back again the same way, there might have been other paths. Local people obviously using it as a green route to work on foot and bicycle. Such a great amenity so close to the town and so peaceful.

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