Walk Location: South Wight
Isle of Wight Walking Festival
Explore the rugged coast. Hear true smuggling tales and view towering cliffs. Visit a very small, very old church. Admire beautiful Pre-Raphaelite art. Discover a woodland nature reserve and a holy well.
A wonderful walk traversing across several of the Island’s downs which also incorporates the Devil’s Chimney
East Wight, South Wight
Explore delightful coves and discover a woodland nature reserve. Stroll through a picturesque village and visit a lovely old church. Climb the cliff top for wonderful views and then return through woodland along a scenic railway track.
A short exploration of the steep slopes of this beautiful Gift to Nature reserve, with spectacular views. Find out how a Norwegian polar adventurer gave his name to Nansen Hill, along with the extraordinary cast of 20th century characters who were involved.
Walk through woodland beneath towering cliffs, then down to the sea. Pass a lighthouse and Marconi’s pioneering wireless station. Admire the dramatic landscape and then return along the high cliffs for wonderful views. See the Cripple Path and a fine cliff terrace.
A circular country walk near farms with fantastic views and breathtaking scenery.
An around the Island walk with rest stops every 8 miles or so to help you complete your challenge. Spectacular coastlines, dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches await you on this charity challenge. Please note: to register for this walk go to www.isleofwightchallenge.com
East Wight, North Wight, South Wight, West Wight
From Chale to Cowes: travelling clockwise along the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Wight. This fully supported charity challenge is a true test of determination and stamina. Please note: to register for this walk go to www.isleofwightchallenge.com
North Wight, South Wight, West Wight
Walk, jog or run along this stunning route around the Island, which takes you past the awe-inspiring Needles. A charity challenge that can’t be missed! Please note: to register for this walk go to www.isleofwightchallenge.com
South Wight, West Wight
A brisk hilly walk with the Isle of Wight Ramblers, taking in the Worsley and Hoy monuments, and passing the sites of the old and new St Catherine’s lighthouses. More than 2,000 feet of ascent.
This walk is an informative adventure providing an insight into a literary prime minister, a distinguished Russian author and the stories behind some of the greatest books ever written. It is centred on Ventnor, meaning great views as well as fascinating literary history.
Explore the Undercliff’s dramatic landscape. Follow medieval pilgrim paths to holy wells, discover a fine cliff terrace along the daunting Cripple Path. Return along the high cliff for spectacular views before descending through woods to a scenic railway track.
Visits key sites in Ventnor’s development as a Victorian health resort, discussing the climate, health, medicine, sanatoria, hospitals and doctors.
Explore Wroxall’s hidden rural heritage, see the railway tunnel through the Downs, climb high chalk downland for panoramic views, find cowslips and maybe a hare. Discover a cliff staircase down to ancient woodland and a ravine.
St Catherine’s Down via Wydcombe
Walk around the horseshoe of high downs for panoramic views of coast and landscape. Discover the Island’s grandest eighteenth century mansion and gateway. See carpets of bluebells and cowslips, birds of prey and maybe wild goats.
An introduction to the Island’s Botanic Garden showcasing many southern hemisphere plants mixed with some history of it development from the grounds of a TB hospital, first opened in 1869.
Beaches,Bars and Blisters
East Wight, South Wight, West Wight
A Sunday stroll with a drinks stop. A walk around St. Catherine’s Down, the Hoy Monument, Southdown and Pyle.