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.
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.
The Reserve now has a live weather station based at the Abbotsbury end of Chesil. With wind, temperature, rain and other measurements being recorded, this will be a great tool to help the Reserve team and researchers gather valuable data. Better still there is a live...read more
Work has started to improve this much-loved spot on the reserve for both wildlife and people. This area at Rodden Hive, where the footpath leaves the Fleet, is a great spot for roosting and feeding birds, such as Redshank, Wigeon, Mute Swans and Little Egret. ...read more
This month saw the Swannery’s 20th Biennial Round-up. This is when Swannery staff, the Reserve team and over 100 volunteers, over a two-day period, push Mute Swans along the Fleet up to Abbotsbury. This is possible when non-breeding Mute Swans go in to moult, meaning...read more