Locations and Access

  • Lodmoor

    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Lodmoor Nature Reserve
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    • Some parking nearby
    • Charge for parking
    • No visitor facilities
    • Defined paths
    OS Map Reference SY688813
    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
    Roadside parking 50° 38' 2.1228" N, 2° 26' 33.0972" W
    Car park 50° 37' 36.4224" N, 2° 26' 30.4692" W

    Make your way in to Weymouth along the A353 from Preston towards the town centre. Behind the sea wall you will see Lodmoor to your right and the council car park is sign posted from here.

    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 ascending Description
    No Significant Issues The RSPB have made the paths here usable by anyone although they can be a little muddy in places in winter

    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. 

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