Lorton Meadows Reserve & Wildlife Centre

A haven of peaceful green meadows, hedgerows and woodlands that are full of insect life, with butterflies, moths, bugs, beetles, dragonflies and grasshoppers all to be found on a sunny summer’s day. We have several trails around the reserve to suit all ages, from the shortest Children’s Wild-Nature Trail, around the picnic area and Withy Woods, to longer trails exploring the whole reserve, and several trails in between. At the heart of Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve is the Conservation Centre - relax and watch the live cameras for glimpses of feeding birds in the winter and nesting birds in the spring and summer, or buy one of our wildlife guides so you can spot nature on your own patch.


Venue address
Dorset Wildlife Trust Lorton Meadows Wildlife Centre
Weymouth & Portland

Other information

Additional Information
For more information on opening times at Lorton Meadows, please contact the Chesil Centre on 01305 206191 or chesilcentre@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk.


Wheelchair accessible
We have gates at most entrances. Unsurfaced paths (apart from Centre surrounds). Disabled access and toilets at the Centre.
Parking availability information
Free car park at Conservation Centre.
Toilet facility information
Toilet facilities including disabled toilets at the Centre.
It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service meets your requirements and that any listed activities are still running before you attend. The Dorset Family Information Service does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the suitability of any of the services described.

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Address: Dorset Wildlife Trust  Lorton Meadows Wildlife Centre  Weymouth  Dorset