Nestled in the centre of Weymouth, the reedbeds of Radipole Lake are an unlikely urban home to some stunning wildlife, including Bearded Tits, Kingfishers, Otters and Water Voles.

Leave the bustle behind and follow the footpath until you’re amongst the reeds and lagoons, transported to a wildlife haven. Explore hedgerow scrub, reedbeds and saline lagoons, discovering the wonderful variety of birds and insects that call them home.

Look out for flocks of Swallows and martins gathering over the water, see speedy Hobbies race through the air and watch wading birds like Dunlins, Snipe, Redshanks and Lapwings search for food in the mud. If you’re a really careful listener you may even hear the boom of a Bittern from the reedbed.

There are 83 hectares of the Radipole Lake reserve to explore. It’s considered such an important place for nature that it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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