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RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
01305 778313
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Ranked #9 of 22 Attractions in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The recently re-thatched Visitor Centre is well located on the reserve and provides coffee and cakes and much more. Great for kids and nature activities including pond dipping. It has a viewing window out onto the lake and reed beds with the usual access to telescopes and excellently informative and attentive staff. The Reserve itself provides a lovely walk with... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Knowing very little about birds we had a very enjoyable morning amonst the reeds watch the large variety of mainly sea birds

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wiilts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We enjoy a bit of peace strolling around the reserve, its close to Weymouth with all the hustle and bustle lovely to relax and view the birds from the hides. A nice visitor centre and plenty of parking

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We didn't know it existed until we went to weymouth Thursday market in swan car park. You see a thatched house which is the RSpb reserve. You can purchase food to feed the birds. We saw swans, ducks, a heron, dragon flies. We walked the path but didn't do it all, and it's free! Apparently there is a hide there... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have been going to Radipole lake on average, once a month for the last 10 years. The insect life and orchids (late May and early June) are good but the birdlife fails to astound. Lots of coot, mallard, gulls of various types and cormorants everywhere. Yes there are bittern, marsh harriers and long tailed tits but these show stoppers... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I cannot give a review star rating as we didn't stay, but as RSPB members we did call in to ask about car parking as members often have free spaces. However, the council who own the carpark, do not allow spaces for members and are even considering taking away the two free places to staff members... how disgraceful and what... More 

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worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

this is a nice nature reserve with lots of ducks! quite overgrown In places but a lovely long walk around the outisde

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you like bird watching or just a walk in rural surroundings yet in a town this is for you. Visitor centre with drinks and snacks and loos

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Essex
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Although we have visited Weymouth before, we didn't realise that there was a RSPB reserve so close. It's situated in an unlikely place, with the entrance in the corner of a car park. The staff were very helpful, giving lots of information & a map. They even let my husband borrow some binoculars as he is looking to upgrade from... More 

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england
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

cant believe we found an rspb reserve just behind Weymouth promenade. friendly wardens, good teacakes for a snack, lovely walk round the reserve although it wasn't quite the right time of year for a lot of sightings that day

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