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, and miles of diverse beaches to explore, the best way to discover the Isle of Wight’s many hidden treasures is on foot. We have created some new trails for all the family which take in the stunning scenery and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Experience Pure Island Happiness and check out the trails below.
For more information about these routes, including bus stops and a map, you can download a PDF of the walk under each description.
Walking with the Worsleys: Distance: 6 miles. Start and finish at Godshill Car Park, Godshill. Rating: For the more adventurous who won't mind a challenge. Download the route now.
Stepping Stones: Distance: 6 miles. Start and finish: Strawberry Lane, Mottistone: For the more adventurous who don't mind a bit of a challenge. Download the route now.
Secret St Lawrence : Distance: 1.5miles. Start and finish: Pelham Woods, St Lawrence. Rating: For adventurous families. Download the route now.
Quarr Abbey Woodland : Distance: 1 mile. Start and finish: Quarr Abbey, Fishbourne. Rating: For advenurous families. Download the route now.
Stomping about in Shorwell: Distance: 6 miles, Start and finish: Russel Road, Shorwell. Rating: For the more adventurous who don't mind a bit of a challenge. Download the route now.
St Boniface and the Devil's Chimney: Distance: 3 miles, Start and finish: Landslip Car Park, Bonchurch. Rating: For the more adventurous who don't mind a bit of a challenge. Download the route now.
Over the Undercliff: Distance: 8 miles. Start and finish: Blackgang View Car Park, Niton. For the more adventurous who don't mind a bit of a challenge. Download the route now.
Yarmouth to Cranmore and Back Again: 8 miles. Start and finish: Yarmouth Green, Yarmouth. For the more adventurous who don't mind a bit of a challenge. Download the route now.
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.
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.
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)
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.