7 great walks on the Isle of Wight

PUBLISHED: 12:56 11 September 2020

Alum Bay (c) James Stringer, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Alum Bay (c) James Stringer, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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A selection of diverse walks that you can enjoy when visiting the Isle of Wight

1) Carisbrooke Castle

Not only is Carisbrooke Castle worth a visit in its own right, it also makes an ideal starting point for some fine walking over the nearby downland. Follow a stretch of the Tennyson Trail on the way out and return home via the Shepherds Trail.

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Carisbrooke Castle, Newport, Isle of Wight

2) Godshill

In the south-east of the Isle of Wight, discover magnificent Appuldurcombe House and enjoy views from the downs above on this rewarding walk from Godshill.

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Hill Cottage, Godshill, Isle of Wight

3) Alum Bay

Savour spectacular views of the Needles and Alum Bay and discover history tales on this invigorating walk on the western point of the Isle of Wight.

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Alum Bay - Isle of Wight

4) Brighstone and Mottistone

Head to the Isle of Wight to enjoy the charming villages of Brighstone and Mottistone, taking in superb views, an ancient monument and enchanting gardens.

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Mottistone Manor Gardens 005

5) Niton

Head south to the southern tip of the Isle of Wight to discover the delights of Niton, taking in the landmarks of St Catherine's Lighthouse and the Hoy monument.

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Niton-St Catherines lighthouse IOW

6) Western Yar estuary

An ideal day trip from the mainlaid. Take the ferry from Lymington Pier to Yarmouth, where you begin a walk beside the Western Yar estuary from one side of the Isle of Wight to the other.

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Sailing On The Western Yar - Isle of Wight

7) Newtown Nature Reserve

Head for the National Trust owned Newtown Nature Reserve on the north-west coast of the island for a walk with views of the estuary and opportunities for bird watching and then through meadows and woodland.

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Newtown National trust Nature Reserve

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

 

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