Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

Extensive reed beds, open water and scrapes at the mouth of the River Wey that always has something of interest to offer.

 

Site Name Radipole Lake Nature Reserve
Protection
  • RSPB
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
5
County Dorset
More Information https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/radipole-lake/
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1000225…
Site Projects
Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

Nathusius' pipistrelle bat discovered in Weymouth - The rare Nathusius' pipistrelle bat has recently been discovered in Weymouth and the RSPB want to find out if they are breeding in the area. To do this a number of bat breeding bosex are going to be up at the RSPB Radipole Lake reserve in March and they will be monitored throughout the year for breeding Nathusius' pipistrelles. If they are found to be breeding at Radipole, this will be only the 8th known maternity roost in the country.  

Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

50.602740522001, -2.4765209792125
RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
5
These are the habitat types that MAY be present on the site based on the species recorded there (top 10 only shown):
Phase 1 Habitat Types Description No of Species
H6

Sand Dunes

18
E3

Fen and carr

15
F2

Water Margin & Inundation Vegetation

15
H8

Maritime cliff and slope

15
H2

Saltmarsh

14
B3

Calcareous Grassland

13
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

12
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

12
A2

Scrub

11
B2

Neutral Grassland

10
These are the number of species for NVC codes on the site - it DOES NOT mean that the NVC community is actually present on the site: it might be! (Top 10 only shown):
NVC Community Description No of Species
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

19
W07

Alnus - Fraxinus - Lysimachia nemorum [Alder/Ash/Yellow Pimpernel] woodland

18
M23

Juncus effusus - Galium palustre [Soft Rush/Marsh Bedstraw] rush pasture

16
M27

Filipendula ulmaria - Angelica sylvestris [Meadowsweet/Wild Angelica] mire

16
M24

Molinia caerulea - Cirsium dissectum [Purple Moor Grass/Meadow Thistle] fen meadow

15
W08

Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland

14
M25

Molinia caerulea - Potentilla erecta [Purple Moor Grass/Tormentil] mire

13
M22

Juncus subnodulosus - Cirsium palustre [Blunt-flowered Rush/Marsh Thistle] fen meadow

13
W10

Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland

13
W06

Alnus glutinosa - Urtica dioica [Alder/common nettle] woodland

12
Site Notables
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The number of species recorded per species group: