Things to Do


WeyBay’s annual bike ride was led again brilliantly by Jan Summers.

There were 8 of us and it was mainly on Weymouth’s cycleways and the first stop was a coffee at the new cafe by the Rugby Club. Right on the cycle path and well recommended for breakfast, lunch or coffee and cakes at any time.

From there we went via the Fleet - here is Jan right at the top- to the Turks Head at Chickerell for lunch.

Super day out - thanks Jan

The May walking trip was a circular route around Portesham and Abbotsbury with views over the Fleet and a coffee stop at the Swannery.

Walks generally take two - three hours with a refreshment break and cover about 5 miles. Walks are arranged by a volunteer organiser within the group with the date, time and walk details being chosen by them. We try to walk at least monthly but that depends on how many volunteer organisers we get. Please let us know if you'd like to join or for existing members confirm that you wish to stay on the group. Also, if you'd be happy to arrange a walk - that way you can share one of our favourite walks for others to enjoy.

We look forward to hearing from you with walking boots at the ready.

If you would like to join in with these WeyBay groups, please speak to a committee member or send an email. WeyBay is very pleased for any member to set up a group - just let the committee know your ideas.

The Fishnets Book Club continue to read a book a month and meet at the Angling Club.

They recently went to the cinema to see the film of one of their favourite books ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ and bumped into one of WeyBay ‘s other book clubs (there are three) the Well Read club. It’s a really good film quite true to the book - still on into August.

The Fishnets recommendations are

The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard - a brilliantly twisty blend of true crime and psychological thriller. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Every Fishnet loved this! It’s an exciting story about a Mexican bookshop owner and her eight-year-old son forced to flee Acapulco after falling foul of a drugs cartel. The gripping tale focused on her journey through Mexico to America by any means - for miles on top of a train - and all the while being chased by the cartel. A truly enthralling novel.

Their reviews on other novels were mixed but they all agreed Raynor Winn‘s second novel The Wild Silence wasn’t as good as her debut book The Salt Path .