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Set 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...
From when you arrive in Weymouth & Portland you will realise how amazing the location is. You simply have to explore it more...
Weymouth 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.
A 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.
Walking 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.
As 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.