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This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

SSSI Name Lodmoor
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An area of reedbed and brackish grassland, Lodmoor is of outstanding interest for birds. Construction of a sea wall in the early 20th century has prevented regular tidal inundation, but the low-lying land is still influenced by saline groundwater. Frequent flooding by freshwater occurs, especially in winter. The site is notable for waders on passage and wildfowl in winter, and several nationally rare species breed.

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes Being a large reed-bed much of this site is inaccessible but good paths make observation of much of it possible.

The information about this Site of Special Scientific Interest has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Natural England Distribution Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes

These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
Lodmoor Nature Reserve

One of two RSPB reserves in Weymouth renowned for its wintering birds but an ideal place to visit all year round.