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Radipole Lake

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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
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Description

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

Interest Biological
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.

The information about this Site of Special Scientific Interest has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Natural England Distribution Map Species List Records List Some Photographs Guidance Notes

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:

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
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.