Walks

Explore our wonderful Island and its many beautiful walks.

If you want a wonderful day of exploring then we will drop you off and pick you up at the start and finish points of several popular walks. 

We will provide a map and a packed lunch with drinks. If completing a walk then we will meet you at the end, if you get half way and decide to stop - phone us and we will pick you up anywhere along the route you want. 

Packed lunch / drinks and transport £15 pp (pre-book day before)

Packed lunch only £10pp.

Long Walks - Coastal Paths.

Certainly not for those not used to hard walks. Of course you can plan to only do half a route, or less,  we will drop off and pick up at pre-arranged points or, if you give us a call, we can be with you very quickly. These longs walks, if connected together will circumnavigate the whole Island, this could be a challenge completed at one superfit go, or taken casually over repeated visits ???

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7 hours
16 miles

A coastal walk in name, but on this long walk you also go inland around Newtown Creek, passing along clifftops, through villages and woodlands. Plenty of inspiring views.

Cowes to Yarmouth

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4.5 hours

9 miles

A coastal walk that starts high above the seashore and passes through Ventnor and areas of National Trust land before walking along Victorian promenades next to the sandy beaches of Shanklin and Sandown.

Niton to Sandown

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6 hours

14 miles

A long walk passing the famous chalk  Needles and over downland that gives rise to spectacular views. On certain parts of this walk the views seem to go on for ever.

 

Yarmouth to

Brightstone

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5 hours

12 miles

A coastal walk beginning on Victorian promenades then rising over the chalk cliffs to walk via Bembridge Harbour and on to the promenade at Ryde.

Sandown to Ryde

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5.5 hours

13 miles

Amble over clifftops with superb views of coastal erosion. See the chines that are a special feature of this area and how they gave rise to the smugglers of the past on this remote stretch of coast. 

Brighstone to Niton

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4 hours

8 miles

This coastal walk (plenty inland) links the two historic towns of Ryde and Cowes meandering past abbey ruins, a former royal residence and a modern day vinyard.

Ryde to Cowes

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Short Walks.

Much easier, beautiful scenery and plenty of time to dawdle. The below are all National Trust walks.

2 hours - 2 hours 30 mins

1.5 - 4 miles

Take a gentle stroll through the varied habitats of the Island’s only National Nature Reserve, and visit a Town Hall with a colourful past.

Newtown National Nature Reserve and

Old Town Hall

2 hours - 2 hours 30 mins

5 miles

Butterfly spotting does not get any better than this; walking along the chalk ridge that runs through the middle of the Isle of Wight you will find an abundance of flora and insect life, pure escapism into the real world.

Isle of WIght

butterfly walk

2 hours - 2 hours 30 mins

3 - 4.2 miles

Head on up Headon Warren for a breathtaking walk with splendid views of the mainland and a Bronze Age burial mound.

Points of view:

Headon Warren

walk

3 hours - 3 hours 30 mins

7.5 miles

Enjoy splendid views on this leg-stretching walk over the ridge of Afton, Brook and Compton Downs. Then follow in the steps of the dinosaurs back along the coast.

Afton, Brook

and Compton Downs

2 hours 30 mins - 3 hours

7 miles

An invigorating downland walk, with a splendid view of the iconic Needles and the chance to visit a 19th-century fort, a Cold War rocket test site and a monument to a Victorian poet laureate.

The Needles Headland and

Tennyson Down

1 hours 30 mins - 2 hours

3.4 miles

The National Trust recently bought the Dunsbury Estate. Admire the magnificent views, and appreciate why they bought this land in response to increasing coastal erosion on this island coast.

The Dunsbury trial

More walks on the way.