The Verne Local Nature Reserve Trail
The peaceful slopes of the Verne and Old Hill were once the scene of a remarkable reshaping of the landscape, creating a fascinating heritage of industrial archaeology such as The Merchant’s Railway and the Victorian High Angle Battery and natural history such as the undisturbed flowery limestone grassland. The land has been declared a Local Nature Reserve by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council in recognition of its value for wildlife and local people.
25mins walk from the Gift House (one way)
1. Walking up to hill through the path next to The Gift House(right side facing sea)
2. Keep walking up until you find the coast path
3.Follow the path
*careful not to follow the coast path going down to opposite direction