The Mountbatten Connection - 9th May 2017
Isle Of Wight
Tel: 01983 296718 / 07763 917786
Free but donations appreciated at the Heritage Centre or Whippingham Church.
Walk Description: An historical walk from East Cowes to Whippingham discovering the home of Lord Louis Mountbatten , remains of his school - Osborne Royal Navy College and the Battenberg / Mountbatten graves.
Name of walk leader: Sarah Burdett
Walk leader's telephone number: East Cowes Heritage 01983 280310
Date of walk: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Start time: 10.30am
Start location: East Cowes Heritage Centre
Grid reference: SZ503955
Bus route number: 4 and 5
Nearest bus stop (name): Waitrose
Distance: 4.5 Miles Circular or 2.5 Miles Linear
Duration: 4.30 Hours Circular or 3 Hours Linear
Booking Advised: Yes
Donation: Donations to East Cowes Heritage Centre
Expected pace of walk: Moderate
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 8 miles)
Suitability for walkers with disabilities: Not suitable for walkers with disabilities
* Circular walk: Yes
* Linear walk: Yes
* Rest stops: Yes
* Dogs on leads welcome: Yes
* Suitable for pushchairs: No
* Refreshments available along route: Yes
* Toilets along route: Yes
* Take packed lunch: Optional
* Sturdy boots recommended: No
* Family friendly: No
* Takes in coastal scenery: No
* Takes in local woodlands: No
* Beach / rockpool exploration: No
* Number of stiles: 1
* Number of steps: Approx 37
Walkers have the option to leave the walk after the tour at Whipingham Church and make their own way back to the main road and bus stop, or to return with the leader to East Cowes, following in the footsteps of Mountbatten and three Kings. (Edward VIII, George VI and King of Spain)
Matt and Cat say...
"East Cowes is on the up with great new places to eat - try the mediterranean food at Prego, we love it.
We think East Cowes could be the next big thing for Isle of Wight eating out. Sure, it's had Waitrose for a few years now and there always have been some rather good tearooms and similar at Osborne House, but the idea of going out for a meal in East Cowes is one that we think is going to catch on. Long a favourite of ours has been the Seabreeze cafe and chip shop, a social hub in the middle of the town with some very enjoyable and good value food. More recently we have been hugely impressed by the mediterranean-style restaurant Prego, with its laid-back hipster vibe it felt like a venue that would have been at home in Brighton, London or even New York. Nearby is another new establishment - the Taste of India, where we enjoyed a very good meal of curry and Indian delights - not always easy to find on the Island."
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