Take a walk on the wild side with a variety of family friendly and challenging trails that make up the Weymouth countryside. Weymouth’s location in the middle of the Jurassic Coast on the South West Coast Path makes it an ideal location for use as a base for walking the coast path, east toward Swanage and west towards West Bay. The South West Coast Path website has information about the routes and downloadable maps.
Getting you out and about, in the open air, and at one with nature, there can be no denying that the best way for you and the family to explore the Dorset countryside is by foot. With over 4,700 public footpaths and bridleways to choose from that are well sign posted and accurately mapped out, you can really stretch your legs and begin a voyage of discovery.
Whether you’re a social rambler or a fairly fit hiker, these mostly family friendly routes will take you through natural sanctuaries, across rugged cliff tops with their awe inspiring views and into historic towns with their quaint pubs, ancient churches and monuments to famous people of yesteryear.
Two of the most recommended routes are the Rodwell Trail that follows the track bed of the old Weymouth to Portland Railway and the more challenging South West Coast Path. The latter allows you to follow in the footsteps of smugglers made famous by the J. Meade Faulkner novel, Moonfleet. Whatever route you choose, be prepared for a great adventure.