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Walk Location: Central Wight
Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Follow the way-marked recreational path from Carisbrooke to Shepherd’s Chine where we’ll stop for a picnic lunch, returning via Shorwell and Chillerton Down.
Central Wight
16 miles
3
4

Walking up bridleway between fields we reach Freemantle Gate where Queen Victoria’s carriage passed to visit Appuldurcombe House. Skirting the home farm with a detour to the Worsley monument, we continue through Beech Copse with its bluebells in a circular route.
Central Wight, South Wight
3 miles
2
3

Starting from Godshill, this circular walk takes us out into the AONB and up onto Stenbury Down towards Appuldurcombe House. Super views with super hills!
Central Wight
6 miles
2
3

This walk aims to throw light on some of the ancient and more recent history of Chillerton Downs. It will involve some stops to hear about and look out for relevant features about the Down’s historical background.
Central Wight
2.5 miles
1
4

Leisurely walk through southern and western Newport looking at Victorian buildings and the people who lived and worked in them.
Central Wight
3 miles
1
2

Explore Victorian Newport associated with John Milne, the father of seismology. The walk includes stops at Shide, Barton Church and Quay Arts Centre. At the end a visit to the Carisbrooke Castle Museum earthquake display will be available.
Central Wight
5 miles
2
3

This circular route is mostly along high paths to benefit from the best vantage points of the land below including the spectacular views of Chillerton Village in the second half.
Central Wight
4 miles
2
4

A circular walk taking in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Martins Wood nature reserve and surrounding countryside.
Central Wight, East Wight
2 miles
1
2

Explore the fascinating ‘Mummies Caves’ – part of an old cement factory – and learn how the Island was at the forefront of Victorian technology. Followed by a scenic walk through the tranquil Dodnor Creek and Dickson Copse Local Nature Reserve.
Central Wight
3.5 miles
1
2

From historic Carisbrooke Castle, down the Tennyson Trail through pretty Freshwater Bay and up up up to Tennyson Monument, you’ll descend into Alum Bay with a spectacular view of The Needles. The 14 mile ‘hilly half’ of Walk the Wight is jam packed with stunning scenery. Please note: to register for this walk go to
Central Wight, West Wight
14 miles
2
3

As the name suggests, a completely flat 8 mile walk along the cycle track from Sandown to Shide. Popular with families and those with mobility issues, perfect if you want to Walk the Wight in support of the hospice but without the rigours of the main walks. Suitable for wheelchairs and robust children’s buggies. Please
Central Wight, East Wight
8 miles
1
1

The epic cross Island walk from Bembridge in the east to Alum Bay in the west. Lush, green countryside, historic villages, famous landmarks, majestic chalk cliffs and coastal views with shimmering blue seas, the full 26.5 mile walk has it all! Please note: to register for this walk go to www.iwhospice.org
Central Wight, East Wight, West Wight
26.5 miles
2
4

This is a circular walk on bridleways, footpaths and rural lanes in the centre of the Island, through a mix of arable, downs and woodland, with plenty of stunning views from high points and opportunities to spot birds, animals and wildflowers.
Central Wight
4 miles
2
3

Join local food experts Matt and Cat as they introduce you to new and familiar places to eat in the Island’s historic county town. Choose a place to eat afterwards from their top recommendations (lunch at your own expense).
Central Wight
2 miles
1
1

This walk aims to throw light on some of the ancient and more recent history of Chillerton Downs. It will involve some stops to hear about and look out for relevant features about the Down’s historical background.
Central Wight
2.5 miles
1
4

An exploration of less well visited countryside to the South and South East of Chillerton. It is an undulating walk with some shortish but fairly steep climbs and descents.
Central Wight
3 miles
2
3

A circular walk to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Arreton Down reserve, to discover and learn about the history, flora and fauna of this wonderful Chalk grassland site.
Central Wight
2 miles
1
3

This walk takes you up bridleway between fields before reaching Freemantle Gate where Queen Victoria’s carriage passed to visit Appuldurcombe House. Skirting the home farm with a detour to the Worsley monument, we continue through Beech Copse with its bluebells in a circular route.
Central Wight, South Wight
3 miles
2
3

A scenic walk through two nature reserves with possible sightings of red squirrels and bird life, insects and wild plants. The walk will be followed by tea & cakes!
Central Wight, East Wight
4 miles
1
2

A walk with views that will not be bettered anywhere on the Isle Of Wight. Vistas of Chale, Culver Down or distant views of Portsmouth, are a reminder that Chillerton is at the centre of the Island.
Central Wight
5 miles
2
4

Visiting the Gift to Nature sites of Merstone Station and Birchmore Pond via the local rights of way network. An informative walk, discussing countryside management and wildlife along the way.
Central Wight
3.5 miles
2
3