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Starting from Overcombe Corner follow cycle paths around Lodmoor Country Park and Nature Reserve leading into Weymouth town centre (via Radipole Nature Reserve) with it’s many attractions, award winning beach and 17th century working harbour. Then continuing on from Weymouth joining the Rodwell Trail and heading for a stunning ride over to the Isle of Portland, marvelling at the many windsurfers, sailors and kitesurfers at this world famous London 2012 Olympic watersports destination or even taking the unique chance to walk onto Chesil Beach- the Jurassic Coast’s jewel in the crown . Arriving on Portland at Osprey Quay home to the National Sailing Academy, Portland Marina and close by Portland Castle – plenty of picnic locations along the way to make for a full day out on your bike. This route is suitable for families and is mainly on cycleways, younger children might enjoy the challenge of cycling for 17 miles.

17 mile round trip – mixture off road, cyclepaths and quiet streets – flat

Attractions on the Trail

The Rodwell Trail

The Rodwell Trail with views of Portland Harbour

  • Weymouth Sealife Park – Lodmoor Country Park
  • Sand World – Lodmoor Country Park
  • Rio Grande Miniature Railway – Lodmoor Country Park
  • Lodmoor RSPB Nature Reserve
  • Radipole RSPB Nature Reserve
  • Sealife Tower
  • Sharky’s Indoor Play Centre
  • Weymouth’s Award Winning Beach
  • Weymouth 17th Century Harbour
  • Sandsfoot Castle & Gardens
  • The Chesil Beach Wildlife Centre
  • Osprey Quay
  • Portland Castle – English Heritage

Activities on the Trail

  • Stand Up Paddleboarding – Overcombe | Ferrybridge | Osprey Quay
  • Sea Kayaking – Overcombe | Ferrybridge
  • Windsurfing – Osprey Quay
  • Indoor Climbing – Ferrybridge
  • Kitesurfing – Portland
  • Lodmoor Pitch & Putt Golf
  • Pirate Adventure Mini Golf – Lodmoor
  • The Front Sk8 Park – Lodmoor
  • Leisure Ranch Go Karts – Lodmoor
  • Cresta Run Slide – Lodmor
  • Speedy Family Roller Coaster – Lodmoor
  • Pedalos & Floats – Weymouth Beach
  • Pleasure Boats Trips – Weymouth Harbour
  • Safe Swimming – Weymouth Beach

Refreshment Stops

  • Oasis Cafe – Overcombe
  • Lodmoor Brewers Fayre Family Pub
  • 5J’s Cafe – Lodmoor Country Park
  • Acqua Beach Hotel – Weymouth Esplanade
  • Vast selection in Weymouth Town Centre, Harbourside and Esplanade
  • 5J’s Cafe – Sandsfoot Castle
  • Crab House Cafe
  • Ferrybridge Inn
  • Taste – The Chesil Beach Centre
  • Harbour Lights Pub & Bistro – Osprey Quay
  • Sailing Academy Cafe (You may meet one of our Olympic sailors having a break)

Facilities

  • Public Toilets
  • Public Car Parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Shopping
  • Cinema
  • Gardens and Picnic Spots

Extend Your Trip

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