What's on 2010


Information walk

6th - West Fleet walk
Come on a guided walk around one of the more secluded parts of the Fleet looking at the broad range of habitats that contribute to its importance as a nature reserve. Meet at Abbotsbury Swannery at 10am.

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15th - 'Chesil Bank and the Fleet'
An open meeting as part of the celebration of the 100th meeting of the Fleet Study Group. A programme of presentations by local specialists together with a poster exhibition. Refreshements available.
7.30pm at Willowbed Hall, Chickerell.
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Click here for map

FSG 100 logo 23rd to 27th - Poster exhibition
An exhibition of posters and artefacts about the Fleet and Chesil Bank. Will also include winning pictures from the 'Pebbles, Boats and the Sea' photographic competition held this year. Exhibition available during library opening hours at Weymouth Library, George Street, Weymouth. Click here for map.
Bird walk

27th - Wintering birds on the Fleet
Take a guided walk along the Fleet shore looking at the birds over-wintering on the Fleet, including waders, wildfowl and gulls. Meet at the new Fleet Church (SY634805) at 2pm. Booking is essential for this walk.

Information on all events is available from the Chesil Beach Visitors Centre, open 10am-4pm. 01305 760579

The Centre is located at NGR SY668755 on the car park south of Ferrybridge. For GPS users, the postcode is DT9 9XE.

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Please note that all events are subject to change. Please contact the Visitors Centre beforehand to ensure the event is still as planned. On the day, the event may be cancelled due to inclement weather or insufficient attendance.

Standard charges for walks are children £2, adults £3.

The Fleet Study Group is celebrating its 100th meeting this month. Two public events are being organised to portray a number of aspects of the Chesil Bank and the Fleet. We welcome you to both events.

For more information on the Fleet Study Group click here

FishesPicture by Skye aged 7

In November the water temperature in the Fleet is dropping steadily and many of the fish and crustacea move out into the deeper waters of Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay. Underwater visibility is often severely limited because of winter storms.

The birds that over-winter on the Fleet and Chesil Beach will now be in residence with many brent geese to be seen all along the Fleet.

Last updated 1/11/2010 ©2009-2010 Chickerell BioAcoustics