Trail Patrol

Uniformed patrol officers Karoline and Sam are on the beat which includes the Rodwell Trail. Please say hello to them and tell us when you meet them. They can be contacted direct via patrol@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk. The Friends of Rodwell Trail are keen to know how often the look after us!


Trail part of the Jurassic Coast Challenge

all day yesterday and all through the night there have been hardy souls [soles] doing their personal best on this mammoth challenge some carry numbers in the 5000′s!!! and still they keep coming – running – walking – concentrating – chatting – enjoying the view well done well done well done see how far they

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Spring Litter Pick CANCELLED

with the Trail vegetation cut back yesterday we had planned a Litter Pick for this coming Saturday 1st June. As you know the local government reorganisation has changed our landowner for the Trail and how things are done. We have been ready with the Risk Assessment and have all the bin pickers and collection arranged

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Dorset’s Important Geological Sites Group (DIGS) news

DIGS workday Rodwell Cutting on 29 April 2019 Report by G S Pettifer, 10 May 2019 Looking upstream towards the former boggy area immediately after clearance work Dorset’s Important Geological Sites group (DIGS) held a workday in the Rodwell Cutting on Monday 29 April. This site has been designated as a Local Geological Site (LGS)

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new Police machine!

keep safe and help others: please contact the Nothe & Chapelhay Neighbourhood Policing Team about  any matter  you find problematic.  The more well tell them about drug dealing and anything else negative the better resourced they are so its 101 for non-emergency calls and they have a Facebook page too. In an emergency please call 999 #Weymouthpoliceaction


Spring Clean Litter Pick 23rd March – well done everyone!

A successful morning litter picking on the Rodwell Trail! Thank you to everyone who came to help – it was lovely to see families + children out joining in on a slightly damp + overcast morning. A very big thank you to Simon (WPBC) who has steadfastly over many years assisted + carted away truckloads

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Sally Browning

Good Citizen Award

The Friends of Rodwell Trail were pleased to proposed Sally Browning for a Good Citizen Award this year, She has been litter picking on the Rodwell Trail twice a week, every week, no matter what the weather was throughout 2018 and we were proud to be present when Sally recently received this well deserved award

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POSTPONED spectacular Star Gazing Friday 8th March at 7pm at Sandsfoot Castle Gardens

its a weather thing! the Met Office forecast a nasty wet and cloudy night for Friday evening so we have had to postpone our Star Gazing for another time. Watch this space!


Trail Distance Markers Maintenance

  the much loved distance markers are getting a repair and will be back soon

Dolphin 23.01.19


Dolphin in Portland Harbour just off Castle Cove Sailing Club at high water, viewed from the Rodwell Trail on 23 Jan 2019. Everyone passing along the trail at that time stopped to look, entranced.