Isle of Portland Walking Tours

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Designed with cruise passengers in mind, but open to everyone.

You must be 16 or over to do this tour unless agreed previously. 

Portland has a unique environment, making it ideal for bird, butterfly & flower spotting! Stroll the rugged sunlit cliffs of Hardy's Wessex & tour one of Britain's most iconic lighthouses with the lighthouse keeper!

Designed with cruise passengers in mind, but open to everyone.

For those of you visiting on a cruise ship: this tour WILL get you back to port before your ship departs if you are visiting Portland on a cruise.

Portland has a unique environment, making it ideal for bird, butterfly & flower spotting! Stroll the rugged sunlit cliffs of Hardy's Wessex & see where famous writer Virginia Woolf tricked the Royal Navy into thinking she was royalty. Tour one of Britain's most iconic lighthouses with the lighthouse keeper! See the world famous Fleet Lagoon, setting of Moonfleet & see the former home of Marie Stopes, the pioneer of birth control.
 
Learn about Portland stone, which was used to construct many of the UK's most important buildings such as Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral & the whole of Regent Street. Explore the sculpture park featuring work by renowned British sculptor, Anthony Gormley. Visit one of Britain’s rare Georgian churches, a complete gem  - also constructed using magnificent Portland Stone.  
 
All this, while taking in the iconic scenery that is the Jurassic Coast.
 
This tour is completely unique - no other tour will offer you such cultural history, environmental joy & beauty all rolled into one.

Difficulty: Must be comfortable with heights – this is a walk along the top of the cliffs. Walk is at a steady pace with various stops, so not continuous walking. No steep inclines. Steps present at various points (particularly inside the lighthouse). This is not a ‘hike’ but a reasonable level of fitness recommended. Not suitable for those with walking difficulties. Stout footwear strongly recommended. No open toe footwear permitted.

  • 6 miles
  • Pick up from port. This takes in The Verne & New Ground (otherwise meet us at the Portland Bill lighthouse)
  • Tour of Portland Bill Lighthouse
  • Walk South West Coast Path
  • Blacknor Fort
  • Portland Stone Sculpture Park (including sculpture by Sir Anthony Gormley)
  • St George's Church (beautiful historic church). It's a rare example of a Georgian church in the United Kingdom. You can even ring the bell!
  • Walk Down through Chesil Cove and finish at Cove House Pub (if required)
  • Transport back to port at time of your choice (we can book you a taxi so that you can stay at the pub after the tour has finished). Best evening spots on the isle are Quiddles Cafe & The Cove House.
  • Or instead of going straight back to Port, you could stop off at Portland Castle (entry not included in tour price). It was built by Henry VIII. We can stay with you and then help you get back through port security.

If you are not a cruise passenger, your tour will finish at the castle where you would need to make your own way back to your starting point. This can either be on the bus (bus stop outside the castle and outside the lighthouse) or by taxi.

Please note that the advertised times are there as a guideline. Tours will start after your ship has arrived in port.

What To Bring & Wear

  • Water
  • Chocolate bar for emergencies
  • Packed lunch
  • Mobile phone in a plastic bag
  • Map
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Layered clothing
  • Glasses if you need them
  • Sun screen
  • Walking boots and socks should be worn
  • Trousers should be tucked into socks
  • Long sleeved clothing
  • Medication - please bring a supply of your medication.

£68.00 tax incl.

Duration 4-6 hours
Location Isle of Portland
Language English

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Isle of Portland Walking Tours

Isle of Portland Walking Tours

Designed with cruise passengers in mind, but open to everyone.

You must be 16 or over to do this tour unless agreed previously. 

Portland has a unique environment, making it ideal for bird, butterfly & flower spotting! Stroll the rugged sunlit cliffs of Hardy's Wessex & tour one of Britain's most iconic lighthouses with the lighthouse keeper!

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