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“Wonderful walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Weymouth Portland Railway Walk

Weymouth Portland Railway Walk
Weymouth to Portland, Weymouth, England
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Ranked #15 of 78 things to do in Weymouth
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Rodwell Trail is a footpath of about two and half miles which runs from Wyke Regis to Weymouth along a disused Railway line. Some wonderful views and a few points of interest along the way.

Visited March 2014
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Iver, United Kingdom
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“Nice walk all on a good surface.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Walked from the Ferrybridge to the centre of Weymouth and enjoyed the easy walking and gentle exercise. You can leave this trail for the coastal path near the Weymouth end to visit Sandsfoot Castle and Nothe fort handy for toilet facilities and also refreshments at the former.

Visited June 2014
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“Walk history!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Starting near the beginning of Abbotsbury Road the route follows the old railway line to Portland. With the new footbridge it is now a continuous walking trail. Plenty of views of the town unavailable anywhere else. Lots of birdsong at the right time of the year. Many of the old halts and platforms still exist and add a certain something to the walk. A copy of a history of the line would be useful on the walk to learn about the various parts of the route. Sandsfoot Castle is near the Portland end of the walk and has a cafe with reviving beverages! Also toilets. The end is near the Ferrybridge Inn and there is a convenient bus stop back into town. There is also an excellent fish restaurant nearby.

Visited April 2014
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“Long walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This trail is along an old railway line so is very flat and an easy walk. It runs parallel with the sea front. You have a good view of portland island and pass various places of interest including gun emplacements, old station platforms, and the old torpedo factory etc. Plenty of wild life can also be seen on the way.

Visited May 2014
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“Just what it says on the tin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First saw it reviewed on the television on the Railway walks by Julia Bradbury. Walked it for a days rest from the South West Coastal Path. Just perfect for a rest and keeping the old limbs warm.

Visited May 2014
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