Locations and Access

  • Directions: 

    You can find the village of Abbotsbury on the B3157 between Weymouth and Bridport. Signs to both the swannery and the tropical gardens are to be found from this main road. 

    Access Points: 

    WARNING: I have not been able to test all of these co-ordinates, they are based on where I placed the markers so use with care!

    Name SatNav Coordinates
    Swannery Car Park 50° 39' 19.6668" N, 2° 36' 6.5844" W
    Gardens Car Park 50° 39' 51.0012" N, 2° 37' 8.652" W
    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

    Potential Hazards: 

    Any walk in the countryside is going to have its potential hazards but the primary aim of this function is to forewarn less able people of difficulties they may face although some may apply to other people as well.

    Hazard Commentsort descending Description
    No Significant Issues The area within the swannery is quite safe and visitor friendly

    This reserve does not have any significant issues that I identified on my visit but conditions can always change so be prepared for all eventualities. 

    Nearby Sites: 

    These are sites near to the one you selected. Distances given are VERY approximate! Click any photograph to go to the full details of that site.

    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles

      A varied walk around Chapel Hill between Abbotsbury swannery and Abbotsbury gardens.



    • Approximate Distance: 4 Miles

      A large shingle beach to one side with reed bed and damp pasture behind


    • Approximate Distance: 4 Miles

      I have only had a very quick visit to this site so can only say the views alone are worth a visit


    • Approximate Distance: 5 Miles

      A favourite wintering place for waders and wildfowl as well as a good site for flowers and insects in summer.


    • Approximate Distance: 5 Miles

      The area around the Hardy Monument above Portesham with nice walks and some of the best coastal views in the county


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