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Isle of Wight Walking Routes

There are hundreds of miles of interesting walking routes across the Isle of Wight which immerse you in some of the most beautiful landscapes we have on offer.

With rugged coastal walks and enchanting forest trails which take you across historic downland, the best way to discover the Isle of Wight’s many hidden treasures is on foot.

Warrior Trail

The Warrior Trail is a new circular walk in West Wight that follows in the hoof-prints of the Isle of Wight's famous war horse "Warrior". Warrior was one of the celebrated heroes of the First World War, and this new trail explores the grounds around which he was once exercised and trained.

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Coastal Path

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path is a fantastic way to explore the Island leading you along many areas of spectacular coastline and beaches on a walk which covers 67 miles of paths.

The walking is steady on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path with generally only mild ascents and descents to be made en route, though some are steeper.

The northern sections spend more time away from the coast itself than the others, but this tends to be necessitated by the lay of the land and it happens pretty infrequently considering the rest of the route.

There is much to be seen on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path with striking chalk geology featuring heavily in the south and west.

There are great views out to sea and many interesting places to visit, reflecting the island's heritage and royal patronage over the years.

Coastal Path Routes

Cowes to Yarmouth (16 miles)
Yarmouth to Brighstone (14 miles) 
Brighstone to Niton (8 miles) 
Niton to Sandown (9 miles) 
Sandown to Ryde (12 miles) 
Ryde to Cowes (8 miles)

Inland Trails

Stenbury Trail (10 miles) 
Hamstead Trail (7 miles) 
Worsley Trail (13 miles) 
Tennyson Trail (14 miles) 
Bembridge Trail (11 miles) 
Nunwell Trail (8 miles) 
Shepherds Trail (7 miles) 
Freshwater Way (5 miles) 

Recommended Walks

The Isle of Wight Ramblers recommend a number of walks on the Island which explore some of the most beautiful local landscapes.

Their Alverstone Walk takes you from Sandown train station through two local nature reserves, and also past a red squirrel hide where you can watch the local red squirrels in their natural habitats.

Another popular walk they recommend is the Yar Estuary Walk which starts in the historic port town of Yarmouth and takes you along the banks of the river Yar to Freshwater village through a range of natural habitats.

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