GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Isle of Wight Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Bembridge Trail12 miles (19 km)This trail runs from Newport to Bembridge via the lovely village of Brading. Highlights include splendid views of Arreton and Brading Downs and a pleasant stretch along the River Yar. The trail finishes at the attractive Bembridge Harbour. View Full Details>>
Borthwood Copse1 miles (2 km)Visit this delightful area of woodland near Sandown and look out for red squirrels on this short walk on the Isle of Wight. The shady woodland is owned by the National Trust so there are nice footpaths to follow and an on site car park. The woodland consists ofhazel and sweet chestnutwith carpets of bluebells in the spring. You can also climb to a viewpoint where you can enjoy views towards the coast and Culver Down. The woods are close to the villages of Queen's Bower and Alverston where you can buy refreshments. View Full Details>>
Culver Down2 miles (4 km)Explore the beautiful Culver Down before visiting Bembridge Hill Fort on this circular walk on the Isle of Wight coast. There are fabulous views over Sandown Bay, Shanklin Bay and the Solent to enjoy on the walk. The downs are also covered in pretty wildflowers such as cowslip, rock rose, Bee orchid and birdsfoot trefoil.These attract many butterflies such as the chalkhill blue. View Full Details>>
Hamstead Trail8 miles (13 km)Cross the western end of the Isle of Wight from north to south, and enjoy spectacular coastal views on this splendid trail. View Full Details>>
Isle of Wight Coast Path70 miles (113 km)Explore the stunning coastline of this beautiful island on this circular walk. View Full Details>>
Mottistone Manor6 miles (10 km)Explore the estate, gardens and coastline surrounding this Elizabethan manor house on the Isle of Wight. The first part of the walk takes you around the beautiful gardens which include a young olive grove, a small organic kitchen garden and a traditional tea garden. It's the perfect place for a peaceful stroll with colourful herbaceous borders, a rose garden, bluebell woods, wildflower banks and views towards the sea. View Full Details>>
Nunwell Trail7 miles (12 km)This walk crosses the island from Sandown to Ryde, passing water meadows and crossing the chalk downland that runs the length of the island. View Full Details>>
Osborne House2 miles (3 km)Explore the beautiful and extensive grounds of Queen Victoria's royal seaside palace on this lovely walk near Cowes on the Isle of Wight View Full Details>>
Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk3 miles (5.5 km)This is a popular walk using a lovely section of the Isle of Wight Coast Path to take you between these two seaside resorts. It's a signposted 3.5 mile hike with some moderate hill climbs, a woodland section and fabulous views throughout. Most of the walk is on fairly flat paths but there are some climbs so a reasonable level of fitness is required. You can get the bus back or return the same way if you are feeling energetic! View Full Details>>
Sheperds Trail8 miles (13 km)This walk starts at the beautiful Shepherd's Chine, on the south coast of the island, and heads to Newport via Whitcombe Cross, Gatcombe, Chillerton, Billingham and Kingston View Full Details>>
St Catherine's Lighthouse2 miles (4 km)Visit the most southerly point on the Isle of Wight on this circular walk around St Catherine's Point and St Catherine's Down. It's a particularly lovely part of the island with steep cliffs, attractive woodland, grassland with wildflowers and stunning coastal views. View Full Details>>
Stenbury Trail10 miles (16 km)This trail follows bridleways along the river valley from Newport, passing Appuldurcombe, Stenbury and Week Downs before finishing at the delightful Ventnor botanic gardens on the coast. The walk involves a decent climb but you are rewarded with fabulous views of the island and coast. View Full Details>>
Tennyson Trail14 miles (23 km)This walk runs from Newport to Alum Bay via Brighstone, Freshwater and Tennyson Down. View Full Details>>
Ventnor Downs2 miles (4 km)Visit the highest point on the Isle of Wight and enjoy wonderful views over the island's coast and countryside on this circular walk. Look out for various pretty wildflowers, heather and New Forest Ponies on St Boniface Down. You may also see other wildlife such as skylark, meadow pipit, buzzards, kestrels, various butterfliesand a herd of Old English goats which graze on Bonchurch Down and Coombe Bottom. The area also has an interesting military history with various WW2 buildings and the RAF Ventnor Radar Station which played an important role in the Battle of Britain. View Full Details>>
Worsley Trail15 miles (24 km)This walk runs from Brightstone Down through Godshill and on to Shanklin. View Full Details>>
Yar River Trail19 miles (31 km)Follow the Yar River Trail from its source near Niton to Bembridge Harbour View Full Details>>
Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay3 miles (5.5 km)Cross the western side of the Isle of Wight from north to south on the Freshwater Way trail. It's a 3.5 mile walk taking place on generally flat paths along the pretty estuary of the River Yar. View Full Details>>

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