By dailykeith


Today we followed in the hallowed footsteps of Julia Bradbury - the BBC's answer to Alfred Wainwright.

Bradbury filmed a series of railway walks (lines that have been turned into paths) and they included one that ran across Weymouth and deep into Portland.

It proved to be a fascinating hike and good exercise - burning off my third 'full English' in as many days.

It started off not far from Weymouth harbour (pictured) and along the way we saw castles, old railway platforms, Victorian gun emplacements, the sailing academy, colossal track beds for moving Portland stone down a hillside and giant quarries still mining stone.

By the end, my thigh and calf muscles ached so much I needed ibuprofen, but it was a small price to pay for a trek of discovery in the summer sunshine.

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