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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.  

Whooper Swans at Abbotsbury Swannery

A lovely sight this morning on the Fleet, specifically within the Swannery embayment. Two ‘fresh in’ Whooper swans that have migrated South all the way from their breeding grounds in Iceland (as most British wintering birds originate, although a few may...

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Southern IFCA small fish survey.

                On Monday the 10th October members of the Reserve Team assisted Simon and Patrick from Southern IFCA (Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority) to carry out a small fish survey at the eastern end of the...

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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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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!

which way to the sunset

Want to help out? Click on the image above!