Radipole Lake

Weymouth Wetlands

Weymouth Wetlands
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Radipole Lake

  • Enjoy The New View at Radipole Lake

    Radipole Lake's patio has been closed to visitors for the past few weeks as it underwent a complete refurbishment and transformation.

      Patio in SeptemberPatio in September







    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.

    Terrace under ConstructionBoardwalk Construction

    Terrace Complete

    View from the Pond Dipping Platform overlooking the reedbed.

        Rail Construction Rail Completed


    The New Viewing Terrace

    View of the finished terrace overlooking the lake.

    Terrace Construction by DCTerrace by DC Complete






      The Finished Terrace

    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.   

    Boardwalk to Pond Dipping Under ConstructionBoardwalk Rail Under Construction






     Pond Dipping Gate Finished

    The new terrace and pond dipping boardwalks.The new terrace is now ready for tables and chairs and for visitors to enjoy the view.
     Overlooking the Lake 

    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... 
    Enjoy the Vew

  • BBC's Countryfile Visits Radipole Lake

    On Thursday 29th October we had some visitors to Radipole Lake and they brought some cameras with them...

    BBC Countryfile Filiming at Radipole Lake

    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!

    Volunteer Work Party on Countryfile

     RSPB Radipole Lake on Countryfile

    • Want to see Rob Farrington pick up sloppy otter poo?
    • Want to see Stewart Milburn and a selection of fantastically beautiful volunteers splash around in a muddy ditch with Ellie Harrison?
    • Want to see the Weymouth to London Waterloo train slightly obscured by a marsh harrier?

    Then tune into the BBC’s Countryfile on Sunday 22nd November. Don't miss it!

  • Decorate your own Christmas Cake at Radipole Lake!

    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.

    Christmas Cake Decorating

    £10 per person

    Booking is essential, please contact the Discovery Centre on 01305 778313 or e-mail Weymouth.reserves@rspb.org.uk to reserve your place.