Dorset Coastal Walk #3 – Dorset’s Lost Railways

Bridport Railway – Walk #3

Did you know that Bridport used to be connected to Maiden Newton via Rail? It even extended down to West Bay at one stage (1884-1930) but the entire branch closed in 1975. Here walk #3 allows you to go along the old line route.

 

 

Much of the line can be walked and an exciting project is underway to open up the entire route (wherever possible), offering a 10-mile traffic-free path for the benefit of cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users.

Wonderful Walking on the Disused Railway

Wonderful Walking on the Disused Railway

There is a good circular walk from Powerstock that takes in large sections of the disused railway with superb views of Dorset’s coastline, a range of wildlife and flowers, plus the option of pub stops in Loders, Nettlecombe and Powerstock.

Choose your lunch stop from a selection of wonderful village pubs

Choose your lunch stop from a selection of wonderful village pubs

A detailed history of the railway can be found here and more information on walking the line here.