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 Friends of the Rodwell Trail.
The geology of Rodwell Cutting is explained on Dorset Important Geological Sites.

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