Walking Routes around Weymouth & Portland
To get you started, a selection of walking routes are available here to download and print. The distances of these walks vary from 2 to 9 miles, so they cater for any age or ability and all feature some points of interest along the way.
- Ferrybridge - Sandsfoot - Rodwell Trail - Weymouth
A 2.5 mile walk along the Rodwell Trail to
with views across Weymouth and visiting Portland Harbour along the route. Sandsfoot Castle
Please note, from 7 May 2013 the Wyke Road Tunnel along the Rodwell Trail will be closed for repairs for 10 weeks until 13 July 2013. A section of the trail of about 0.4 miles will be closed while repairs take place. A diversion route of about 0.7 miles will be signposted to trail users.
- Sutton Poyntz - Osmington - Bowleaze - Weymouth
At just over 7 miles, this walk takes you through some pretty countryside and villages and then leads you to the coast overlooking
, don’t miss the ‘White Horse’ chalk carving on the way. Weymouth Bay
- Portland Bill - The 3 Lighthouses Circular Walk
Approximately 2 miles, this short walk around Portland Bill offers some great coastal scenery, passing all 3 lighthouses which have offered safe passage for ships around
- Abbotsbury - Langton Herring - Littlesea - Ferrybridge - Weymouth
Options for an 11 or 14 mile route along part of the
South West Coastpath from the . This walk is alongside the famous villageof Abbotsbury and Fleet Lagoon, which form part of the World Heritage ‘Jurassic’ coastline. Chesil Beach
- Portland Heights - Church Ope - Portland Bill - Tout Quarry - Weymouth
A 9 mile walk around the coast path of
, taking in some of the main points of interest and excellent coastal views all along the route. Portland
- Railway Walk
Featured on BBC TV’s ‘Railway Walks’ with Julia Bradbury, this 6 mile walk follows the route of the disused railways between Weymouth & Portland.
Smuggling Tours of Weymouth - April to September 2012 – Thursday's at 7.15pm starting at the Boot Inn, Weymouth. 700 years of smuggling tales from this Dorset Harbour and Coast. Adults £6 and Children £4. www.pikeandshot.com or 07771 824495
Haunted Harbour Tours - April to September 2012 – Wednesday's at 7.15pm starting at the Boot Inn, Weymouth. Discover the long forgotten haunts of history around the famous Old Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Harbour. Many of the Harbourside Inns have reported haunted happenings and sightings. Join us if you dare!! Adults £6 and Children £4. www.pikeandshot.com or 07771 824495
Marshwood Trails offers guided walking and cycling tours to help people discover West Dorset including Weymouth & Portland. As well as exploring spectacular landscapes, the full and half day itineraries include opportunities to learn more about the vibrant history of this part of the country and sample some of the area's renowned local produce. Our tours cater for all levels of ability. New for 2012 are tours by electric bike and 'geocaching', a treasure trail using GPS that's fun for all the family. www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk or 07796 135526.