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Welcome to the Chesil Bank 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.  

Grass Snake

There are a handful of corrugated sheets of metal at specific locations at the western end of the reserve, with the intention of putting lots more around in the future. This method is a simple way to view certain reptiles and obtain where they tend to reside as the...

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Osprey with catch of the day!

From Sunday 11th until Tuesday 13th September an Osprey was showing well within the Abbotsbury embayment. This migrant raptor is seen annually on the Fleet, passing through on its passage to and from West Africa and Northern Europe. Individuals are commonly seen...

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A walk with the Warden

Guided Walk with the Warden along the West Fleet. Saturday 17th September 2016 10:30 – 12:00 Join the warden for a guided walk along the Fleet Lagoon shore. Discover the wildlife and history of this internationally important site. Meet at Abbotsbury Swannery...

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Visiting the reserve? Click on the image above!

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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Want to help out? Click on the image above!