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This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:
|SSSI Name||Radipole Lake|
The former estuary of the River Wey, this site comprises a variety of wetland habitats of great importance for birds as a breeding, wintering and passage site. The lake and reed beds have formed since the exclusion of tidal water in the 1920’s, though areas of relict saltmarsh remain. Scrub is an important additional habitat and wet grassland on alluvium over Oxford Clay is also present
|Status||Now Featured on NoD|
|My Notes||Being river and reed bed habitat much of the SSSI is inaccessible but the RSPB have been able to create access into the reed beds in places and a visit to the open parts of the reserve is well worth the effort.|
These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:
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|Radipole Lake Nature Reserve||
Extensive reed beds, open water and scrapes at the mouth of the River Wey that always has something of interest to offer.