FOOTPATHS AND TRAILS

LATEST NEWS FROM THE PATHS.    LAST UPDATE OCTOBER 2015

As some of you may be aware, The steps taken in 2013 to close two section of the West Cliff path due to evidence of toppling movement in the area has vidicated Dorset County Ranger Service after a large section on Cliff path has toppled.

 

This cliff fall happened in September this year and is still on the move. Although this cliff fall has excited photographers and onlookers, please keep well clear and do not pass the closed fence. This is in place for your own safety.

 

There are currently no plans to excavate the path inland again, however, the current diversion into Tout Quarry will be established as a permanent path and form part of the South West Coast Path.

You can watch the dramatic footage of the first fall here.

A GREAT VIDEO CALLED

'FOLLOWING THE STONE'. CLICK THE LINK BUTTON BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE

 

The new LEGACY TRAIL marker built in January 2014. Located at the bottom of the MERCHANT'S INCLINE in Castletown

 

​     Wild About Weymouth and Portland Legacy Trail

​         What is the Legacy Trail?

 Weymouth and Portland has a unique range of special landscapes and wildlife sites of both​ Wetlands, Chesil Bank and Fleet Lagoon, Portland Harbour, Portland Quarries Nature Parkand the Jurassic Coastline. Many of these sites are very accessible, close to, or within urbanareas, near car parks and wildlife and tourist information centres.national and international importance including Lorton Valley Nature Park, the Weymouth

 The area is rich in coastal and quarrying history and it is possible, (due to the Weymouth anticline), literally to walk across 20 million years of Jurassic time from Littlemoor toPortland Bill. The ‘Legacy Trail’ aims to link together the Borough through its outstanding

 wildlife sites, telling the stories of people, geology and wildlife that have created this unique​ area.landscape. This will provide a lasting legacy and a long term contribution to tourism in the

 the special natural environment and encourage further exploration along the Trail andJurassic Coast.New and engaging information points or ‘waypoints’ are being created to raise awareness of​
The Legacy Trail is part of Natural England’s Access to Nature Wild About Weymouth and​ ​Weymouth and Portland Borough Council), funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and the South West Coast Path)Portland Partnership Project, (Dorset Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Dorset County Council,

For More information check out our Dropbox folder, at the bottom of the "Events and Meetings" Page. Or Click the button below. 
Watch the Legacy Trail Video to help to help whet your appetite.
Rock Around The Coast Video featuring Lyn, Scott and Joanna.

For more information on Litter Free Coast and Sea, please click the logo above.​

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