Unknown Wight: Shorwell's Downland - 6th May 2017
Isle Of Wight
£5 per person
Walk description: Well away from the crowds, an inland walk to parts unknown even to locals! Highlights are lofty Limerstone Down, remote Rowborough Bottom, Chillerton Down transmitter and of course beautiful Shorwell.
Name of walk leader: Paul Curtis
Walk leader's email address: email@example.com
Date of walk: Saturday 6th May 2017
Start time: 11:00am (or to coincide with the morning no. 12 bus from Newport).
Start location: Crown Inn, PO30 3JZ
Grid reference: SZ457829
Bus route number: 12
Nearest bus stop (name): Crown Inn, Shorwell
Distance: 10 miles
Duration: 4 hours
Booking essential: Yes email firstname.lastname@example.org (Due to severe stammer, the walk leader can be contacted by email only).
Cost: £5 per person
Expected pace of walk: Leisurely/Stroll
Walk grade: Fairly Strenuous (A challenging walk, suitable for fit walkers with some experience. Steep gradients, stiles ad steps and uneven surfaces to be expected. Distance up to 12 miles).
Suitability for walkers with disabilities: Not suitable
* 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: Yes
* Sturdy boots recommended: Yes
* Family friendly: Yes
* Takes in coastal scenery: No
* Takes in local woodlands: Yes
* Beach / rockpool exploration: No
* Number of stiles: Unknown - please contact walk leader for more information.
* Number of steps: N/A
It is advised to bring provisions, maybe a packed lunch. The walk may finish in time for the mid-afternoon bus back to Newport but is more likely to finish after that; so non-car drivers should be happy to wait in the pub for anything up to two hours!
The walk leader is author of Walking on the Isle of Wight, published by Cicerone Press. The second edition will be out in May 2017.
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