Shanklin - 160 years of Education - 4th May 2017
Isle Of Wight
Tel: 01983 864448 / 07773 991635
Donation to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Walk description: Visiting about 40 buildings that were schools in the past or are schools today. A fully narrated walk.
Name of walk leader: Andrew Asher
Walk leader's telephone number: 01983 864448 / 07773991635
Date of walk: Thursday 4th May 2017
Start time: 18:00
Start location: Vernon car park, PO37 6NR
Grid reference: SZ583811
Bus route number: 2 or 3
Nearest bus stop (name): Shanklin Library or Daish's Hotel
Distance: 3 miles
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Booking essential: Booking not essential
Donation: Donation to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Expected pace of walk: Gentle
Walk grade: Fairly Easy (Gentle, rolling landscape, walking on paths with good to average surfaces. Some walking on gentle inclines, some stiles or steps to be expected en route. Distance up to 5 miles).
Suitability for walkers with disabilities: Mobility 1 (Suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance).
* Circular walk: please contact walk leader for more information.
* Linear walk: please contact walk leader for more information.
* Rest stops: No
* Dogs on leads welcome: Yes
* Suitable for pushchairs: Yes
* Refreshments available along route: No
* Toilets along route: Yes
* Take packed lunch: No
* Sturdy boots recommended: No
* Family friendly: Yes
* Takes in coastal scenery: No
* Takes in local woodlands: No
* Beach / rockpool exploration: No
* Number of stiles: N/A
* Number of steps: please contact walk leader for more information.
Matt and Cat say...
"Paramount Cafe is one of our favourites for lunch in Shanklin, or for dinner with a seafood focus visit Morgan's or Pendleton's.
Shanklin Old Village is a great place to start or finish a walk, because you're right in the middle of a host of good places to eat. Traditional pubs abound, with the Crab and the Village Inn perhaps the most popular. For teashops, you're spoilt for choice, with the behemoth that is Vernon Cottage right next to the car park, and many others nearby. Up in the town there are two cafes that we particularly like: Paramount on the High Street, and Tumblers down by the station. For a more upscale dinner or lunch we'd strongly recommend both Pendleton's and Morgan's, or a for a straightforward seafood menu there's the Corner Grill. And if you still have the energy for a stroll, wander down Shanklin Chine and you'll find the Fisherman's Cottage pub right on the beach."
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