Sam's Loop Walk

Quarry Road Carpark, Portland

Sam's Loop Walk

Quarry Road Carpark, Portland

1 h 30 m
6.05 km
Intermediate

A looped trail walk along sections of the Great South West Walk. Please be aware of snakes in warmer months.

Sam's Loop Walk

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Summary

A looped trail walk along sections of the Great South West Walk. Please be aware of snakes in warmer months.

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This easy, 2 hour loop walk starts at the car park at the Quarry Gate south of Portland past the aluminium smelter. By taking the short cut behind Crayfish Bay you halve the walk. Start by crossing the bitumen road, leading to the quarry, and entering the track behind the vehicle barrier. A sign includes a map of Sam’s Loop. Head west, following the green markers, along the Swale Track. If you opt for the short cut follow the sign that reads “Return to Quarry Gate”. Otherwise, continue to follow the Swale Track to its western end, where it leads to a flight of steps and meets the Great South West Walk on the cliff top. Turn right and follow the Great South West Walk back to your starting point.

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Points of Interest

1. Quarry Road Car Park

This is where the walk begins - heading west along the Great South West Walk.

2. Wind Turbine #1

The first wind turbine you will see along Sam's Loop.

3. Wind Turbine #2

Stop and get a close-up shot of the second turbine on the walk.

4. Lookout

Admire the spectacular and rugged coastline. Can you see the Cape Nelson Lighthouse?

5. Wind Turbine #3

Stop and get a close-up shot of the third turbine on the walk.

6. Shortcut

Take a turn here to cut halve the loop distance.

7. Turning Point

Take a turn here and then return along the Great South West Walk to the starting point.


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