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Lodmoor Nature Reserve

LOCALITY: weymouth, Dorset
DISTANCE: 2 miles (3.22 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
OS MAP: Purbeck and South Dorset

Walk description:

From Dorchester drive into Weymouth along the A354. When you get to Broadwey turn left at the traffic lights towards Littlemoor. At the mini roundabout go straight across and continue along Littlemoor Road, until you get to Preston Road.

At this junction is a roundabout, turn right, back towards Weymouth. Drive along until you see a turning on your right called Melstock Road. Turn right here and follow the road to the end. At the T junction go left along Oakbury Drive for just under half a mile. When you see a blue sign saying Lodmoor, your walk will start here.

There is ample free parking along this road.

The walk starts opposite Bosworth Care Home. There is a large gate, with a footpath entrance next to it. Walk down this footpath. You will walk past a sign saying Beachdown Way. Continue walking to almost the end of the pathway until you see a grass pathway on your right. If you turn right on to the pavement you have gone too far.

Walk down this track and go through an open wooden fence. This leads on to a gravel pathway. Continue walking past the viewing shelter on your right, until you get to the tarmac pavement.

Turn right, and walk along side the metal railings. At the end of the railings turn immediately right, back into the Nature Reserve. At the end of this path, turn right towards Beachdown Way. Go along this path until you come to wooden fencing on your right. Here you have a really good view across the Nature Reserve.

Keep walking straight on till you have passed through another opened wooden fence. Then turn right, continuing walking towards Beachdown Way

At the end of this path, turn right towards Preston. Continue walking to end of the path and this will bring you back on to Oakbury Drive. Continue walking straight along the road until you come back to the gate where you started.

Additional notes:

When you turn on to Oakbury Drive there is a small recreation area. There are no facilities on this walk, but they are not far away at the turning to Bowlease cove.

If it is wet, this walk could get muddy. It is possible to do it in a wheelchair, but it could be extremely bumpy in places. The gravel paths will make the route harder.

For people with Sat. Nav. the post code for the start of the walk is DT3 6JB

27/09/2007 | Walk posted by cathy nettley

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