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“An oasis of nature”

RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve
Ranked #15 of 74 things to do in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

A huge amount of effort has gone into this attraction which is now rightly viewed as one of the jewels in Weymouth's crown.
For a start several long footpaths are all wheelchair accessible and clearly signposted so people using them can find their way easily to various hides.
Then there are all the information boards dotted round the reserve, telling people about what they might expect to see.
This is all reinforced by the RSPB visitor centre, currently enjoying a bit of thatching work, which is a treasure trove of written and video information. It also has a major viewing window out over the lake complete with its own optical equipment that people can use. There is also a tabled coffee and snack area.
Rounding it all off is, of course, the wildlife, with a bewildering variety of birds common and rare leading the way, but backed up by animals including, if you are very lucky, otters which are making a comeback.
It is a delightful few hours out for any family and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Thank singhasam
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

As ever, fantastic show of wild birds around the lakes.
Free use of the spotter scopes in the RSPB cafe.
Hand feed the ducks, swans and other waterfowl

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I'm not a serious birdwatcher but I did expect to see a lot more than I did. All I saw were common species I could have seen in any park. The insects were very varied and interesting. The main appeal for me was the bats which were great but the midges spoiled it a bit, they didn't bite but they were wouldn't go away!

1  Thank Barry S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The walks around the wetlands / reserve are very interesting, many birds nest and rest hear all year around, a very pleasant walk. Take your binoculars and camera, you will need them. See how many types of birds you can see. Many are visitors from around the world.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely new centre with bird viewing window and pond dipping area. Wheel-chair friendly paths around reed beds with many viewing points for bird watching.

Thank Pat M
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