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  • Directions: 

    From the B3157 coast road between Weymouth and Bridport turn south to Langton Herring when you see it signposted. Park in the village and follow any of the signposted footpaths to the Fleet shoreline.

    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
    The Elm Tree (if you are going to have lunch there!) 50° 38' 26.7648" N, 2° 32' 46.2804" W
    Roadside parking 50° 38' 30.4476" N, 2° 32' 57.4044" 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
    Open Water The Fleet comes right up to the footpath in places

    Open lakes or reservoirs are often found on nature reserves and are, of course, a habitat that some species thrive on. Whilst not a real danger open ater can be ab attraction for youngsters and for dogs. Always keep dogs on a lead (as they should always be on a reserve anyway) and keep children under close supervision. 

    Rough Ground The footpaths can be rough and muddy, especially in winter

    Nature reserves exist for the wildlife and plants that are found there and are not always visitor friendly, especially some smaller reserves. The ground on some reserves can be very rough going even when there are paths present and would not be passable by those who are less mobile.

    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: 4 miles approx

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


       

    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      Extensive reed beds, open water and scrapes at the mouth of the River Wey that always has something of interest to offer.


       

    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles

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


       

       

    • Approximate Distance: 5 Miles

      The famous swannery at Abbotsbury and the nearby tropical gardens


       

    • 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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