Plan your visit
Open at all times.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
Pay and display.
Educational facilities are closed
How to get here
Weymouth is the nearest station, 1 mile (1.6 km) from reserve.
There is a frequent local service to Overcombe Corner, Lodmoor Country Park, 1 mile (1.6 km) from Weymouth seafront (Kings statue).
This reserve is on Route 26 of the National Cycle Network.
North-east of Weymouth, it is 1 mile (1.6 km) from Weymouth town centre, situated adjacent to the A3155 (Preston Road). There is parking available at 3 car parks near the reserve. They are all council run, Lodmoor Country Park, to the west of the reserve, Heron Close, at the eastern end of the reserve, or street parking on Southdown Avenue on the north side of the reserve.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
Dogs on a lead are welcome on the designated dog friendly trails on the reserve.
Please keep your dog on a short lead at all times due to the sensitive wildlife, habitats and livestock here.
If you require an ‘off-lead’ walk please see Dorset Council’s Dog walking areas: https://www.dorsetdogs.org.uk/out-about/ The nearest areas to RSPB Radipole are Pavilion Beach and Preston Beach in the designated areas.
The special surroundings at RSPB Radipole Lake are wonderful havens for rare wildlife so we’ve created designated dog-friendly routes for you and your pooch to enjoy. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife and livestock can easily become startled by a loose dog they perceive as a predator. Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife here by keeping your dog on a lead.
· Dogs are welcome on the dog-friendly trails on the rest of the reserve on a short lead.
· Please pick up your dogs waste. There are no dog poo bins provided on site.
· Dog water bowls are available at the Discovery Centre, when open.
· Sorry, dogs aren’t permitted in the visitor centre, other than assistance dogs.
Dogs die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting
Group booking information
We welcome group visits to Lodmoor. The reserve does not have any on-site staff to welcome the group, but you can get the latest information about the reserve from the team in the Discovery Centre at Radipole Lake in Weymouth.
There are three council run car parks close to the reserve, Lodmoor Country Park can accommodate coaches. For further details, please call Radipole Lake on 01305 778313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.