in the heart of the jurassic coastline, Weymouth & Portland
has some of the most spectacular natural environments in the country.
Perfect for people who want to get away from it all...
when you arrive in Weymouth & Portland you will realise how
amazing the location is. You simply have to explore it more...
has areas of natural beauty just a short walk from the town centre.
Radipole Lake is an RSPB nature reserve and it home to hundreds
of ducks and swans. You can take a walk through the winding paths
to see in spring the young cygnets swimming around with there parents,
but all year round there is something to see.
bit furter from the town centre you'll find The Fleet. This is a
large lagoon of fresh water, trapped between Weymouth and Chesil
Beach. The Fleet is home to many varieties of flower that you can't
commonly find anywhere else. The area is also home to many different
animals, including foxes, badgers and rabbits.
the other way from the town centre you can find the Rodwell trail.
This is the route of an old railway line that used to join Portland
to the railway network. Taking a walk along this route has to be
done, giving you a chance to see the greeness of the area, then
further along the route it runs paralell to Portland Harbour, past
such historic sites as Sandsfoot Castle.
you walk onto Portland you will first of all see Chesil Beach. This
is a large pebble beach that is well worth a visit. On Portland
you can find many places to walk around, including a coast path
that walks around the whole island, taking in sights like Tout Quarry
and Portland Bill.
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