Tout Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park is an abandoned stone quarry which has now been turned into a stone sculpture park.
It is situated on the top of Portland near to the Portland Heights Hotel.
Tout Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park features a pleasant walk around the quarry with various stone carvings to be seen and also sometimes some local stonemasons will be working in an area of the quarry.
This provides an interesting look at some talented stonemasons at work.
Also lots of local wildlife and flora can be observed.
Map & Directions
From Weymouth follow the A354 signposted for Portland.
Once on Portland follow road through Fortuneswell and up the large hill.
At The Heights Hotel roundabout turn right onto Wide Street then right at the Tradecroft Estate, the car park for Tout Quarry is at the bottom of the road.
Public Transport Directions
By Bus & Coach:
1 bus service runs every 10 mins all year round to Portland.
3 coach services run daily from London Victoria, daily services from Plymouth, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Brighton - National Express: 08717 818 181 www.nationalexpress.com
2 services an hour from London Waterloo to Weymouth approx 3 hours
National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 www.southwesttrains.co.uk
Local transport information – www.traveline.info 0871 200 22 33
* Entry to Tout Quarry and the public opening is free of charge