Walk - Portland South
5.4 miles (8.8 km)
Wakeham Car Park DT5 1HP Wakeham Car Park
Moderate - Coastal path, rocky in places, with some short stretches of steep and ascent and descent including steps. Inland footpaths around fields which might be muddy after rain.
A longer route around the southern half of the island, where archaeologists have found important evidence dating Britain's earliest prehistoric settlers, in Stone Age times, and the fields still bear the furrows and ridges of Saxon farming systems. The route starts on the east coast, travelling through terraced coastal quarries with breathtaking views across to the white cliffs of the mainland, and rounding Portland Bill to return around the lower half of the western coast, with equally stunning coastal views and maritime grasslands crammed with wildflowers.
Swallows Rest B&B and Martleaves Farm Campsite, Wyke Regis
AA 4* Gold rated Farmhouse B&B and Campsite (with onsite laundry) on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.