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Dorset Birds GaIore! Isle of Portland

Isle of Portland

Tue 25 - Sat 29 May 2021: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to the Isle of Portland with Johnsons Coaches

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Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th May 2021


Portland Bill is Dorset’s most southerly point, jutting out nearly six miles into the English Channel and has to be one of the top sites in Dorset for wildlife and is a must for any keen nature enthusiast. From our hotel there are stunning panoramic views over Chesil Beach, Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour – an ideal base for exploring the wildlife of Dorset!


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Wildlife expert Ashley Grove

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Portland Bird Observatory and Field Centre

  • Radipole Lake RSPB

  • RSPB nature reserve in Arne




We visit the Portland Bird Observatory and Field Centre, a haven of interest for naturalists all year round. Later, we continue to Radipole Lake RSPB. Nestling in the centre of Weymouth it is home to some stunning wildlife, including fabulous birds like bearded tits and kingfishers and elusive creatures such as otters and water voles. Flocks of swallows and martins gather over the water in spring to feed on insects after their migration from Africa. Warblers also arrive, including grasshopper, willow and Cetti's warblers, blackcaps, whitethroats and lesser whitethroats. The reedbeds are full of singing sedge and reed warblers. You may be lucky enough to hear the boom of a bittern coming from the reedbed.


The RSPB nature reserve in Arne is a nature lover and bird watching paradise. The reserve is a vast expanse of heath and woodland bordering on Poole Harbour. The area is famed for the diverse birdlife. Twitchers are well catered for with hides scattered all over the area in opportunistic locations. The Arne peninsular is popular in all seasons due to its unique visitors and prolific mating seasons.

Your Hotel


3* The Heights Hotel, Isle of Portland, Dorset

Set on the summit of Portland with stunning sea and coastal views over Weymouth and Chesil beach towards Lyme Bay. Bar, Bistro & Coffee Shop with wonderful panoramic views. Mobility Grade: 3 – The hotel commands an elevated position. Bar & Bistro is situated on the first floor accessible via a lift or 2 small flights of stairs. All bedrooms are situated on ground and first floor only. First floor rooms are not easily accessible via the lift so anyone with walking difficulties should request a ground floor room.

4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast is provided at our hotel.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Tue 25 - Sat 29 May 2021

4 Nights




Single Room: Nil

Holiday Insurance £28


(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)

Reductions available for RSPB Members

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Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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