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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.  


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







Bird Count at Herbury and Moonfleet – January 2019

There are many environmental studies carried out all along the Reserve each year. In addition to this, volunteers carry out regular surveys, looking at a variety of different subjects such as geology, habitats, species counts and human usage. One resent count of birds...

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Brent Geese on the Fleet and R4NC back for another year

Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla arrive on the Fleet at the end of October. They spend the summer months on the Arctic coast of Russia, breeding on Arctic tundra. Throughout November their numbers increase with over 2000 flocking at Ferrybridge and...

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Litter Survey on Chesil Beach by the Fleet Study Group

Fleet Study Group Survey of Chesil Bank vegetation and beach litter dynamics - 21st August 2018 Four FSG members visited Moonfleet to count and remove litter from a 5m wide corridor across the Chesil Bank between the Fleet and the sea.  The precise location chosen is...

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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!