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Portland Lighthouses Circular Walk is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Isle of Portland, Dorset, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 337 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Beach Partially paved Views Historic site
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Getting There

A circular walk around the southern end of the Isle of Portland in Dorset taking in beautiful sea views and passing the three lighthouses of Portland Bill. The walk begins at the Portland Bill Lighthouse and follows the coast path north before turning to cross farmland and returning along the coastal path on the east side of Portland. The walk passes through a number of kissing gates. The route follows the coast path which is high and narrow in places so take care with children and dogs. The three lighthouses have played an important role over the years in safeguarding ships passing the headland. The Higher Lighthouse is now a dwelling and holiday apartments whilst the Lower Lighthouse is now a bird observatory and field centre which opened in 1961. The white and red Portland Bill Lighthouse on Bill Point replaced the Higher and Lower Lighthouses in 1906. It now contains a visitor centre giving information and guided tours.

Parking is available in the pay and display car park next to Portland Bill Lighthouse. Approximate post code DT5 2JT

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Matt Hellier
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Backpacking

Stunning walk and easy to do, Portland trail is an adventure all in its own, highly recommended.

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Colin Butler
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Hiking

Nice Early morning walk in the fog

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Greg Mancell
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Hiking

Great views, tidy path. Lots of Climbers!

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Matt Hellier
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Hiking

Great walk, really easy to follow (forgot to turn off the app before getting back into the car!). Great walk for photos and for a picnic by the sea. Car park has toilets which is a bonus.

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Anne Read
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Hiking

The coastal path is nothing short of spectacular. The farm track is muddy after rain. A great short walk.

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Nick Wake
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Hiking

Found some great places to jump in the sea from off the cliffs!

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Benedict Cowan
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Anna Pichlewska
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Hiking

It was a windy day but perfect trail for amazing walk and views, if you looking to see sunrise this place is the perfect choice! quite few quiet romantic places for you and your partner to enjoy sitting close on a cliffs and have a cuddle. In overall amazing little gem of UK worth visiting.

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Colin Butler
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Hiking

Great little walk around the lighthouse

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Jane Jones
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First to Review

Lovely walk, easy terrain. We really enjoyed our crab sandwich at The Lobster Pot on our return!

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Alex Hoare
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Luke Jenner
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Paul Rainbow
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Peter Clark
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mike mancell
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Shannon Element
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Barbara Winwood
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Bailey Bacon
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