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Weymouth Portland Railway Walk

Weymouth to Portland, Weymouth, England
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Boring!!!

This walk was very dull - it is nearly all set into the railway embankment with no views... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
digitaljess
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Best walk in Weymouth probably

Super easy walk from Weymouth but sometimes you get the odd mad cyclist - probably the Lycra. But... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
williamcE5285TF
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Uk
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This walk was very dull - it is nearly all set into the railway embankment with no views whatsoever. You could be walking anywhere and there are much more scenic and interesting walks to do. So don’t bother in my view.

Thank digitaljess
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Super easy walk from Weymouth but sometimes you get the odd mad cyclist - probably the Lycra. But highly recommended as an easy walk on an old railway line now levelled and tarmac covered

1  Thank williamcE5285TF
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The walk is along the old railway track that led from Weymouth station to Portland. it is on hard ground so walking boots not necessary. The views are not great due to overgrowth of foliage but mainly because the line goes through cuttings. Far better...More

Thank Roger A
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

this is a lovely walk mainly on one level with a few small slopes, no hills. Ideal for the starter walker. It has the great views over Portland docks as well as Weymouth.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The problem with this walk is that most of it is in cuttings of the old railway so there is no real views for much of it. Popular with dog walkers, watch out for cyclists!

Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

A lovely push chair friendly walk. Lovely coastal views on a clear sunny day. Would have benefited from a cafe at the end of the trail!! We really enjoyed it with a push chair and two dogs it was a nice walk to do

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We walked this trail all the way to where it stops on the edge of Portland Bill. We were then able to catch a bus nearby which took us back to Weymouth seafront. It is used by both cyclists and walkers, so you need to...More

2  Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

went on the Rodwell trail ,kids on bikes with us walking , lovely to do on a summers day , shame some cyclists think they own the pathway

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Having just returned to Weymouth after an absence of 14 years, we decided along with friends, to walk the Rodwell Trail. We're so glad we did, it was better than we remembered. We made it over to the Marina in Portland at Osprey Quay and...More

2  Thank 760susanj
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Weymouth/Portland railway walk or The Rodwell Trail as it is called locally is truly a lovely place to stroll or cycle. it was, originally, the railway Line between Weymouth and Portland and the Rodwell trail follows this route.You can still see the old station...More

Thank alan1948-12
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Nigel O
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Response from Al R | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, only just seen the question as not on here very often. Just in case still relevant, cross the bridge across Weymouth Harbour and it's on the left off the start of Abbotsbury Road, next to some 'figure' cut-outs.
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