Radipole Lake's patio has been closed to visitors for the past few weeks as it underwent a complete refurbishment and transformation.
The above photos show the patio in September before the refurbishment started. The photos below show the work which took place to transform the patio into a terrace.
View from the Pond Dipping Platform overlooking the reedbed.
View of the finished terrace overlooking the lake.
View of the observation area by the Discovery Centre. The metal safety rails are specially designed so that we can enjoy uninterrupted views across the lake.
The new terrace and pond dipping boardwalks.The new terrace is now ready for tables and chairs and for visitors to enjoy the view.
The RSPB is very grateful to the Coastal Community Fund who funded the project. The terrace was built by Flights of Fancy who are based in Norfolk. They also built the platforms on the reserve, the duck feeding platform, the pond dipping platform so Radipole Lake has had a long association with them.
The terrace will be open to the public tomorrow, weather permitting so...
On Thursday 29th October we had some visitors to Radipole Lake and they brought some cameras with them...
Photo: Ellie Harrison with the film crew and volunteers at the Sand Martin Wall
The day went really well, the film crew got good footage of kingfisher, marsh harrier and otter signs and some nice chats with the volunteers on the work party. If you want to know what they were actually doing then you will need to tune in and find out!
RSPB Radipole Lake on Countryfile
Then tune into the BBC’s Countryfile on Sunday 22nd November. Don't miss it!
We are pleased to welcome back expert local baker and cake decorator Marion Bakes to host a unique and intimate cake decorating class. A real one off!
Book now for your chance to decorate and take home your own Christmas Cake this year.
Tuesday 8th December from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
£10 per person
Booking is essential, please contact the Discovery Centre on 01305 778313 or e-mail Weymouth.firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.