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.
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.
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...
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...
Great Bustard and a Happy New Year
A lovely end end to the year with a sighting of Great Bustard, seen alongside the Reserve. Swanherd Steve spotted this individual feeding in the fields surrounding Abbotsbury Swannery on Friday 17th December. This is believed to be the same individual that has been...