Weymouth is mid way along the South West Coast Path Walk.
The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles (1,014 km), running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Because it rises and falls with every river mouth, it is also one of the more challenging trails. The total height climbed has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m), almost four times the height of Mount Everest. It has been voted ‘Britain’s Best Walking route twice in a row by readers of the Ramblers Walk magazine, and regularly features in lists of the world’s best walks.
Weymouth is a really good stopping off point if you are doing sections of the walk and the contrast between the route to the east of the town and to the west could not be more contrasting at it traverses the Jurassic Coast with its millions of years of geological history.
For full details of routes and time visit the South West Coast Path website.