Adjacent to the Swannery Car Park, Weymouth
Grid reference: SY 671 804
A nature reserve in central Weymouth sounds unlikely, but once you are on the footpath amongst the reeds and lagoons, you could be far away in the countryside.
Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways and must be kept on a lead on the Nature Reserve. They are welcome in the visitor centre, where they will find a refreshing bowl of water.
Please pick up your dog's waste. Note: There are no dog waste bins provided on site.
Entry is free, but donations are welcome to help us continue our conservation work.
‘The Visitor Centre closed temporarily in January 2012 as the RSPB is embarking on an exciting programme of improvements to create a second-to-none destination for people to connect with nature. The reserve is still open however and events are being held such as pond dipping and guided walks. To find out about events please visit the website at www.rspb.org.uk/events.
‘The new Visitor Centre will be officially opened in May 2012 and will contain fantastic new features including a media wall with live nest cams and footage from underwater cameras and remote night cameras, indoor seating, visitor toilets and catering for hot and cold drinks, food and a facility for visitors to order RSPB goods online.
‘A new Family Trail will also be open from May to complement the duck-feeding and pond-dipping platforms already in place. It will include new boardwalk trails, viewing platforms, some of them raised to give bird’s eye views into otherwise hidden areas of reedbeds, ditches and open water. There will also be a new storytelling and general recreation/picnic area.’
For further information please go to: Radipole Nature Reserve or tel: 01305 778313