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“Rodwell Trail - Brilliant”

Weymouth Portland Railway Walk
Ranked #16 of 77 things to do in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We only did the "Rodwell Trail" part of this walk. I love walking along old railway lines so this was great for me! The house we were staying in whilst on holiday backed onto this trail so we didn't have to walk far to use it! We walked from the Chesil bank end of the trail right into Weymouth. Along the way there are information boards to tell you what was there originally. There are also old station signs. At the Chesil bank end of the trail there used to be a torpedo factory and there are information boards telling you about that. Very interesting. From Chesil Bank to Weymouth is about a 35 minute walk I think.

1  Thank acs1984
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Having watched BBC TV’s Railway Walks programme about this route some time ago I was always keen to complete this walk when the opportunity arose.

It comprises three sections:

1 The Rodwell Trail and along the shores of Portland Harbour
2 The Merchants railway from Castletown to Yeates Incline
3 Joining the disused railway line along the east coast

It really does offer something for everyone whether their interests be flora and fauna, wildlife, geography, geology, history, transport or just want to enjoy a challenging walk in beautiful surroundings.

The website links to a leaflet which gives an overview of the walk.

Section 1 is a very easy walk which is well signposted. However, it would be very difficult to complete sections 2 & 3 from the rather limited information provided in the leaflet. In particular Yeates Incline is not that easy to find. Before my visit I contacted Portland Community Partnership

http://www.portlandcommunitypartnership.co.uk/#

and used the Link provided to find out more information. I received very quick and comprehensive responses from Andy Matthews and Andy Straw and without their input we would have unable to complete the walk successfully.

We were staying on the Island so took advantage of the very regular bus service number 1 into Weymouth and then walked back to Portland

Would certainly encourage anyone of reasonable fitness to undertake the complete walk, it was certainly the highlight of our visit to the Isle of Portland.

5  Thank WhitlocksEnd
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Beautiful railway walk with great scenery and beautiful views or the coast and harbour. Good signage and historical markers along the way to give the story of the line. Nice little cafe with restrooms about half way at Sandfoot Castle.

1  Thank jkentw
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Reviewed 2 September 2016
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