Walk - Around Portland
9.6 miles (15.5 km)
Portland Bill car park - DT5 2JT Portland Bill car park
Challenging - Paths, quarry tracks, quiet roads. There is a lot of ascent and descent, some of it steep, with steps and some gentle scrambling over low-level boulders, and some high cliffs with no fences.
A long but delightful walk around the Isle of Portland, giving a taster of the island's many fascinating features as explored in our other Portland walks. The high northern plateau has breathtaking views over the harbour and the Jurassic Coast, while on the eastern shoreline the white cliffs tower over a remote landscape strewn with fossil-filled boulders and teeming with wildlife. Around Portland Bill the water races around a rocky coast, and the western shoreline, fringed with wildflowers, has breathtaking views across Lyme Bay and the picturesque air of a Greek island littered with ancient ruins. Allow plenty of time for the many diversions you will be tempted to take en route!
To give you an idea of what you will see on this walk and how it can be extended by walking into Weymouth, take a look at the Weymouth Railway Walk that features in 'Britain's Best Walks with Julia Bradbury'. To find out more and watch the TV episode about it, click here.