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Welcome to the Chesil and Fleet Nature Reserve website. An informative hub dedicated to keeping you up to date and informed about this unique stretch of Dorset coastline.  

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Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve © Charlie Wheeler Photography

Please feel free have a look around. There is a selection of pages to browse through, just click from the drop down menu above. There is a ‘Gallery’ of images showcasing the varied fauna and flora of the reserve accompanied with a detailed ‘Species List’.

To the right hand side we have our ‘Reserve Team Blog’ letting you know what is happening ‘down on the ground’ and any news and events that are up and coming.  

Notice Board: Upcoming events, advisory notices, public information and highlights will be posted here.


Wheatears nesting on Chesil

Going back a long while ago, when I was involved in the protection of Common and Little Terns breeding on mid Chesil, opposite Chickerell and Langton Herring, Wheatears were being regularly seen on the beach from late March to the end of May. It was considered that...

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Litter Pick of the West Fleet

On the 21st August this year, the Weymouth and District Wildfowling Association, with their families, gave up their time to litter pick part of the West Fleet. The West Fleet is a sensitive area so the timing of such activities is crucial. The end of August and...

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Renovation Project on Common Tern Island

Background As a result of human disturbance and predators driving down the numbers of both Common and Little Terns nesting on Chesil Bank, it was decided to construct an island within the Swannery embayment to aid in their breeding success. The Tern Island was...

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Want to know what species are seen on the Fleet? Click on the image above!

 You can see a selection of great images taken by our team on and around the Fleet. Click on the image above!

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