As part of our series of Jurassic Coast walks, we’re offering a terrific walk on the fascinating Isle of Portland on Saturday 12th March. The walk will be led by Jurassic Coast Trust Ambassador, Steve Snowball, who will ensure participants have a great time, exploring the geology, landscape and history of this unique Dorset location. You’ll return with some memories of a rewarding experience. The circular walk, of approximately 4 miles, takes in the stunning, wild coastline of the southern part of Portland, starting and ending at Portland Bill. The terrain will present no difficulty and is suitable for all ages and mostly follows the South West Coastal Path.
The party will meet at the Portland Bill Lighthouse car park at 10.30am. Car parking charges are not included in the price of the walk.
The price of this event is just £5. All proceeds to the Jurassic Coast Trust.
Email us to book your place.
The Isle of Portland is a limestone peninsula forming Dorset’s southernmost point. Limestone has been extracted from here since Roman times and Portland stone, from the island’s numerous quarries, came to pre-eminence after the Great Fire of London in 1666, It’s an explorer’s Island with curiosities of history and folklore just waiting to be discovered. Famed for its tales of smuggling, piracy and shipwrecks, Portland also offers a unique geology and landscape. Its position makes it a ideal haven for a wide variety of birds, animals and plant life.
Suitable footwear should be worn. Walking boots with ankle support are ideal. Be sure to bring a camera and a packed lunch!