Follow Portland’s Tout Quarry Sculpture Trail

Portland, Dorset

Portland’s rugged landscape is home to breathtaking views, as well as some history and heritage surprises.

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Walk or cycle to Portland via the old railway line, known locally as the ‘Rodwell Trail’. You will pass the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, the host venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events.

Once on Portland, head to the top, admiring the mighty sweep of Chesil Beach en-route, before entering into Tout Quarry; an abandoned quarry which has been transformed into a sculpture park.

Try your hand at stone sculpting the traditional way with a local stone mason as your guide, or watch as experienced masons transform Portland’s limestone into amazing pieces of art. At the quarry, view the carvings and features embedded in Portland’s historic stone. Can you see the falling man carved into the cliff face?

Head further south and let temptation be your guide with a cream tea at Portland Bill. Not forgetting the breathtaking views along the way.

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