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RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

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This urban reserve is adjacent to a large car park and is only a short distance from the beach... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Graham R
Honiton, United Kingdom
Always a delight to visit

I visit Weymouth often to visit Radipole Lake and Lodmoor, the RSPB's other reserve at the other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bridport, United Kingdom
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Next to the Swannery car park, Weymouth, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This urban reserve is adjacent to a large car park and is only a short distance from the beach. There is a small Visitor Centre with a cafe. The centre overlooks a stretch of water on which is a good selection of waterbirds. The volunteer...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Graham R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Weymouth often to visit Radipole Lake and Lodmoor, the RSPB's other reserve at the other end of town. The visitor centre at Radipole Lake is a little gem; always a warm welcome for both beginner birdwatchers and the more experienced. Grab a cuppa...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Bridwest
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Very difficult to find a parking space. Modest cafe and visitors centre but fascinating being able to wander around a nature reserve in the centre of town.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marieka86
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A must see. Nature side by side with the City Centre. You can easily spend a couple of hours here but definitely pay just £1 for an hour & take an amble from the busy Shops to get back to Nature with huge reedbeds &...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Wellitsmytake
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I bring residents from a local residential home down to visit a few times a year and have nothing but praise for the wonderful staff that run it. We love just watching the birds from the window with a nice hot drink on a cold...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RachaelVR46
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Right in the centre of Weymouth, this place has a vast variety of bird life. The Discovery centre is well established. Seems to work for children of all ages.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jan R
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place, right in the centre of Weymouth! We saw a wide variety of birds, including over 20 Grey Herons. This is a must if you are visiting Weymouth, and a welcome change from the busy beach front.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DevonDon
Reviewed August 31, 2018

I love to take the grand children here, they also love it. Wet or dry, no matter. Lots to do and see from pond dipping, checking out the skeletons of small rodents, to making stuff. Can walk around the reserve spotting different a bird's. Children...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank carolphelps
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A lovely place to take children to. It is good to see the birds that are on the radpole. The ducks love being fed and there is duck food on site.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Nina H
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Stopped here for a few hours as my son is a member of the RSPB and he enjoyed every minute. Staff inside the little info centre were extremely friendly and welcoming. Full of knowledge. Lovely walk seeing lots of birds. Lots of viewing platforms and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 1989monkey
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August 29, 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!
April 7, 2016|
Response from Paul C |
Not really suitable for mobility scooters as some of the surfaces are uneven due to the nature of the location. Dogs are not recommended in any nature reserve as birds are sensitive to noise and many nest close to the... More