Walk - Legacy Trail 2 - RSPB Lodmoor
1.5 miles (2.5 km)
Lodmoor Nature Reserve entrance DT4 7SX Lodmoor Nature Reserve entrance
Easy - Flat level ground. There is one seating area at the start of the walk.
Go for a stroll around RSPB Lodmoor getting up close and personal with an urban wetland.
Although both Lodmoor and Radipole are wetlands, exploring them gives very different experiences. Lodmoor is more open, with shallower water, in contrast to Radipole Lake (circular walk 4) which has more open water, more reedbed and is very much in the heart of town. As with most of Weymouth and Portland, the landscape is largely man made. Imagine what it would be like without the sea defence. Lodmoor had many uses before the RSPB took over management in the 1980s. Imagine horse racing taking place now, or aeroplanes coming into land!
Much of what you see today has been created by the RSPB. They took over the management of Lodmoor and have deliberately flooded the land. This has created perfect conditions for reeds, and therefore marsh harriers!