TOUT QUARRY SCULPTURE PARK AND NATURE RESERVE
This abandoned stone quarry located at the top of the Island facing the 18 mile long Chesil beach, is one of Portland’s most popular attractions. As you take a leisurely stroll following the footpath, keep your eyes peeled as there are over 60 hidden sculptures amongst the huge boulders and these can provide a great game of hide and seek for children and adults alike.
This quarry is also a designated nature reserve with many species of butterflies and uncommon plants.
Memory stones/Stone Circle within Tout Quarry Sculpture Park - Our very own mini Stonehenge! You will see these stones on the right-hand side as you reach the top of the island.
The stones are aligned to the passage of the sun, the summer and winter solstice, spring and autumn equinox, spring and autumn sunrises and sunsets - creating shadows up to 30 metres long in midwinter. Paisley Plant Hire Ltd carefully installed the stones to a ground plan with quarryman Ralph Stone, who has a lifetime of experience of skills handed down through generations from the time of Sir Christopher Wren.