Location: ST973882 - S/W corner of Poole Harbour.
Road: Off A351 at Stoborough south of Wareham.
Admission: Parking fee: RSPB members free, non-members £2.00
per car. Coaches by
arrangement only. A number of guided walks
and work parties
are held throughout the year - for details send A5 SAE to The Warden, RSPB,
Syldtat, Arne, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5BJ
Facilities: Car park. Nature trail and hide.
Telephone: 01929 553360
heathland by side of Poole Harbour, with reedbed and saltmarsh.
Dartford Warbler resident. Nightjar, Little Egret and waders.
Headland with Bird Observatory.
Location: Portland is south of Weymouth across Causeway.
Facilities: Self-catering accommodation available at
Admission: Free access to paths in general area (observe
Telephone: 01305 820553 (Observatory)
Features: Portland juts 5 miles out to sea, and is
therefore an excellent migration point for both land birds
and movements of seabirds. Pomarine Skua regular in May. Auks
(Puffin illustrated right),
Fulmar and Kittiwake breed on the cliffs. Regularly produces
scarce and rare birds and large numbers of common migrants.
Further information on Portland available
Lake with reedbed in Weymouth.
Location: SY677796 - In Weymouth, close to Railway
Facilities: Nature trail, hides and visitor centre.
Admission: Public footpaths. Permit required for hides.
Telephone: 01305 778303
Features: Excellent reserve in centre of Weymouth.
Cetti's and other reedbed warblers and Bearded Tit. Wildfowl
and gulls (often with rarer species present). Gargeney regular
Further information on Radipole available