For one hundred years, between 1865 and 1965, trains puffed their way along the few miles of track that connected Weymouth to Portland. It took another 35 years for this useful route between Ferrybridge and Weymouth to become the Rodwell Trail, a popular cycle route and footpath.
The trail is quite short, just over two miles long, but it enjoys plenty of variety over the distance. It runs along embankments offering views of Weymouth and, at the southern end, Portland Harbour. It crosses a small number of bridges and, in the central section, runs through a deep cutting and a short tunnel.
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