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River Wey

The River Wey is a spring-fed chalk stream of about 9 kilometres long and is the river that gives Weymouth its name.

It rises at Upwey and passes by the famous Upwey Wishing Well, then running through the former villages (now suburbs) Broadway, Nottington and finally Radipole before it reaches Radipole Lake and into Weymouth Harbour.

The river is important for wildlife and Radipole Lake is a National Nature Reserve run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

River Wey Links:
Fore more detailed information please visit the website of the Action Plan for Geography; they have details of a field trip to the River Wey, including many photographs etc.  APG Website