. . . since moving back to Weymouth after 25 years away on Portland I found myself living right next to the Rodwell Trail - a disused railway line that I first used when it still had the track in place! Now it's a footpath and cycle track linking Portland to Weymouth town centre, much used by local residents to walk their dogs and to walk to work or shops.

I suspect that most users of the trail have little idea of how much wildlife they are passing. Which is what this web site is about . . .

Bob Ford
December 2007

For an introduction to the history of the Rodwell Trail, see these sites:

an episode from the BBC television series "Railway Walks"
Friends of the Rodwell Trail
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's page on the Friends of the Rodwell Trail
Alan Edward's photographic tour of the trail
Mark Cleaver's page of photos

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