Make A Wish On The Wishing Seat - 12th May 2017
Isle Of Wight
Tel: 01983 201565
Suggested £2 donation to Gift To Nature
Walk Description: Are you ready to take a walk down the Devils Chimney? Discover the narrow path to the mysterious broken landscape at The Landslip and find the Wishing Seat.
Name of walk leader: Matthew Chatfield
Walk leader's telephone number: Gift to Nature 01983 201565
Date of walk: Friday 12th May 2017
Start time: 14.00
Start location: Smuggler's Haven car park
Grid reference: SZ580788
Bus route number: 3
Nearest bus stop (name): Smugglers Haven
Distance: 1.5 Miles
Duration: 1.30 Hours
Booking essential: No
Donation: Suggested £2.00 donation to Gift to Nature
Expected pace of walk: Gentle
Walk grade: Fairly Strenuous (A challenging walk, suitable for fit walkers with some experience. Steep gradients, stiles and steps and uneven surfaces to be expected. Distance up to 12 miles).
Suitability for walkers with disabilities: Not suitable for walkers with disabilities
* Circular walk: Yes
* Linear walk: No
* Rest stops: No
* Dogs on leads welcome: Yes
* Suitable for pushchairs: No
* Refreshments available along route: No
* Toilets along route: No
* Take packed lunch: No
* Sturdy boots recommended: Yes
* Family friendly: No
* Takes in coastal scenery: Yes
* Takes in local woodlands: Yes
* Beach / rockpool exploration: No
* Number of stiles: N/A
* Number of steps: 250
This short walk contains a lot of steps, steep climbs and some narrow places.
Matt and Cat say...
Smuggler's Haven cream tea holds its own among the best; or wander a bit further east to the pretty Luccombe Tea Garden.
Above the winding village of Bonchurch is the Smuggler's Haven tea garden. This south-facing lawn is a great hidden gem with stunning views across the English Channel. The scones are freshly made and although the jam and cream are generic it means that the quality is consistent. It's the ideal reward after the steep climb up the Landslip, and with a big grassy lawn is good for kids and dogs too. For more homemade cakes to fuel your walk, take the coastal path east and visit Luccombe Tea Garden or, if you're particularly hungry, head the other way down towards Ventnor and stop at the Bonchurch Inn. This family-run pub serves authentic Italian dishes in a venue with an atmospheric character that has accreted over the decades.
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