The Rodwell Trail is a nice easy off road trail through Weymouth using a disused railway path. After passing through the Rodwell district of Weymouth you join a lovely coastal stretch at the ruins of 16th century Sandsfoot Castle and the beautiful Sandsfoot Cove. From here the path runs along the coast to the Ferry Bridge that you can cross to the Isle of Portland.
There is a variety of wildlife to be found on the trail, including Kingfishers, Redwings and Great Crested Grebes. Plantlife includes Foxgloves, Bluebells and Meadow Buttercups.
The 2 mile long trail is suitable for both walkers and cyclists looking for a safe, easy off road route.
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Rodwell Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Rodwell Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Rodwell Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Rodwell Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Near the start of the route there's the Radpole Lake RSPB Nature Reserve to explore. The Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre is located here and features nature exhibits and programs, trails and viewing blinds.
At the other end of the route you'll finish near to Chesil Beach where there's some nice trails and a good visitor centre with exhibitions of local wildlife and a cafe for refreshment.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dorset Walks page.