A weekend away in Weymouth and a chance to walk some of the coastal path that’s a bit far to do in one day from home. The weather looked a bit rubbish for the Saturday, but Sunday looked good. So the plan was to walk towards Portland on the poorer day and then do the area around Durdle Door on the better Sunday. However on the night before the weather switched, all of a sudden rain and wind was coming in on the Sunday and meant that Durdle Door was canned for a better weather day. We stuck to the plan for the Saturday however, to push on towards Portland as best we could in what became a lovely sunny day. The area around the harbour was lovely, before we headed past Nothe Fort and down towards Sandsfoot Castle. We stopped at Sandsfoot for a drink and some food at the handily placed cafe before we walked to the road over to Portland and the area around Chesil beach. Once we’d reached that we turned and headed up along the coastal path as it wriggles around the East Fleet, before then heading inland towards Weymouth again and the harbour. This was a much better walk than I was expecting, even the road back into Weymouth was lovely as the views down to the town and harbour were superb. A lovely walk in lovely conditions.
Start – Weymouth Aquarium
Route –South West Coastal Path – Weymouth seafront – Nothe Fort – Sandsfoot Castle – Small Mouth – Chesil Beach – Wyke Regis – B3153 – Weymouth Seafront
Distance – 10.5 miles Start time – 11am Time taken – 5hrs Highest Point – Not really one worth mentioning