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When Great Britain's once extensive railway network began to contract, in earnest, during the late... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Simon K
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
A lovely gentle walk

We thoroughly enjoyed the walk from Ferrybridge to Sandsfoot Castle where we then continued to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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All reviews rodwell trail sandsfoot castle lovely walk chesil beach national cycle route away from the road guide dog flat walk well worth the effort entire length ruined castle points of interest coastal views town end superb views sunny day lovely cafe
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rodwell Trail as it is locally known , runs from near the town centre to the causeway over to Portland. It is very "multi use" i.e walkers, dog walkers and cyclists...each have to remember to think about "the others". For example if you are...More

1  Thank Nitrameel
Reviewed 3 days ago

When Great Britain's once extensive railway network began to contract, in earnest, during the late 1950's and the early 1960's, it left large areas of the countryside without a passenger train service, but with lengths of disused trackbed that were ripe for conversion into foot...More

Thank Simon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the walk from Ferrybridge to Sandsfoot Castle where we then continued to Weymouth on the Coastal Path. Lots of seats and things to see. Busy even in mid-September.

1  Thank JAC-B-321
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time on the trail, it was perfect for our daughter who is just learning to ride her bike as it is level and tarmac rather than gravel. Stunning sea views, a very relaxing way to see Portland Harbour. Only 4 stars...More

1  Thank beckywilkinson
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is called locally as the Rodwell Trail. Built to bring Portland stone over to the main land, and on onwards. Like London, where Christopher Wren liked to use. Fine example, St Paul's cathedral . Its a great walk, taking you right over the causeway...More

1  Thank carolphelps
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were told about the Rodwell Trail so decided to try it. It is relatively flat as it follows a section of the the old railway between Weymouth and Portland. As such, it is also keenly used by bicycles (it is part of a national...More

2  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is a very pleasant area for a walk or bike ride. The stretch between Sandsfoot Castle and The Ferrybridge being the more scenic. This part is open, bright and friendly, you can carry your walk on across the Ferrybridge towards Portland and have a...More

2  Thank WeymouthVee
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We have just had a few days in Weymouth. Staying at Sandcombe b/b it was excellant. The host was Blane and Jacquie they were just great and its our 3rd time in staying. The Breakfast was cooked lovely no fat in sight . Our room...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is a lovely walk,As I was walk I thought any minute now a train would come along.I am retired but how this brought back memories for me of the days of steam trains in Weymouth

1  Thank Maureen B
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.

1  Thank digitaljess
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7 April 2018|
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Response from Simon K | Reviewed this property |
The Weymouth to Portland Railway Walk (aka the "Rodwell Trail") is two miles (or 3.3km) in length. I walked it non-stop, from one end to the other, in 30 minutes …. but I do walk quite quickly. As a gentle Summer's... More
Nigel O
4 July 2017|
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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.