Recommended Local Walks
(All Tried and Tested by 'The Management')
Take the Chickerell road from Weymouth towards Abbotsbury and at the Chickerell roundabout turn left, signposted Moonfleet. Follow the road carefully, as it's quite narrow in places and fairly twisty, until you see a pull in off the road to your left just before the entrance to Moonfleet Manor Hotel. Park your car here and go through the kissing gate just in front of you (please keep dogs on leads through this first field as there are often loose horses). Follow the track towards the fleet lagoon until you reach another kissing gate at the opposite side of the field. Proceed through this gate and then follow the edge of the Fleet lagoon back towards Portland. You can walk to the famous Fleet church (mentioned in the novel 'Moonfleet' and which is rumoured to have many secret passages). At this point you can choose to walk back along the road to your vehicle or double back the way you came to soak up more of the beautiful scenery. The whole walk is approximately three miles.