Locations and Access

  • Directions: 

    Radipole Lake lies at the heart of Weymouth, not far from the station. Look for the large car park with the lone thatched building in the corner, that is the visitor centre. 

    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
    Car park and visitor centre 50° 36' 54.5184" N, 2° 27' 35.0496" 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 RSPB do all they can to make much of this site accessible

    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: 1 mile approx

      One of two RSPB reserves in Weymouth renowned for its wintering birds but an ideal place to visit all year round.


    • Approximate Distance: 3 miles

      An area noted for wintering sea birds and water fowl but also a key site for many maritime flowers and associated insects.


    • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

      Not just a nature reserve, it is the home of the Dorset Wildlife Trust Conservation Centre, with several damp grassy meadows with an abundance of flora and fauna.


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles

      A disused quarry and an iron age hill fort - two for the price of one!



    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles

      A small, damp piece of woodland adjacent to DWT Lorton Meadows reserve



    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

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


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