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  • Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore

    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    • Some parking nearby
    • No visitor facilities
    OS Map Reference SY605822
    Top Species
    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

    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.

    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.

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