Isle of Wight
'Discover exciting wildlife in this fascinating reserve with a prehistoric past ... Wander along the forest tracks between the pine trees to look and listen for unusual birds such as crossbill, goldcrest and raven. You may glimpse the iconic red squirrel leaping from branch to branch. With no introduced grey squirrels on the Island, their smaller cousin thrives here ...'
Bouldnor Cliff [Wikipedia]
'The Isle of Wight is a walker’s dream, offering over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths through spectacular scenery and terrain, making it the perfect place for a walking holiday or break ...'
'The IOW LDWA Group was re-formed in April 2013 after a seventeen-year lapse ... A wide variety of coastal and inland walks have now been established to attract walkers of all ages. Distances from 10 to 73 miles are covered, and a 24 hour round-the-island walk is programmed each year for the same day (and direction) as the Round the Island Yacht Race.'
'Based in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, Step by Step Walking Holidays offer a blend of the Island's finest, most exhilarating walks and also provide you with great quality, en-suite accommodation in which to relax afterwards.'
'Lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous Undercliff. This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. Indeed, it holds the warmth from its southerly aspect so well that, combined with the moderating influence of the sea, frost is rarely known. When frost does occur it is usually of short duration and not great severity ...'
'Wight Sole is a group of young walkers based on the Isle of Wight. The group is aimed at anyone over the age of 20 but we're not ageist and welcome anyone who's keen on walking in a relaxed atmosphere.'
'A walk from the heart of the Island to its eastern tip, over downland, besides marshes at the mouth of the River Yar, passing historic houses and the tranquil village of Brading.'
'There are miles and miles of footpaths for you to explore. The Isle of Wight is supposed to have more footpaths per square mile than anywhere else in the country. We have three recommended walks starting and finishing at the Chequers. You can download directions and a map ...'
'Gift to Nature is the flagship conservation project of the Island 2000 Trust. Gift to Nature is passionate about the Isle of Wight’s wildlife, from our famous Red Squirrels to obscure tiny rare bees. Since 2002 we have created and cared for a variety of conservation sites across the Island. Join us, we want to share our lovely sites and all of the Island’s beautiful countryside so we have produced trail maps and lead guided walks to encourage everyone to get out and explore our fantastic Island.'
'Exhilarating walk around the island's coastline. It can easily be done in four or five days of walking, although very fit people may choose to do it in as little as three.'
'Forum members are appointed by the appointing authority (e.g. Isle of Wight Council) to represent the interests of people who use the right of access to open country and registered common land, and public rights of way, as well as owners/occupiers of land affected. Members can also be appointed to represent other interests relevant to the area such as tourism, sport or nature conservation.'
'This is not a guide for the intrepid. It is aimed at the "leisure walker", that huge army of people who enjoy a walk that gives them a bird's eye view of the local landscape and its landmarks. And, of course, this "leisure walk" is all the better if there's a welcoming pub at the end of it ... ' Note This 2013 publication no longer seems accessible from the Wightlink Site but might be found as an ISSUU document
Isle of Wight Pub Walks [My Favourite Pub Walks.com]
'Island Ramblers have created a series of walks in some of the most spectacular and interesting locations, all starting and finishing on a Southern Vectis bus route - so there's no need to take the car !'
'The Isle of Wight is an all season walkers' paradise with over 500 miles of well maintained footpaths winding through fields and forests. Some 64 miles follow the spectacular coastline, nearly half of which is classed as "Heritage Coast" and more than fifty percent is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Island is also home to the UK's largest annual Walking Festival ...'
Two 'Great British Walks': Headon Warren is 'a breathtaking walk with splendid views of the mainland, and a Bronze Age burial mound' (4.25 miles); Tennyson Down is 'an invigorating downland walk with a splendid view of the iconic Needles and the chance to visit a 19th-century fort, a Cold War rocket test site and a monument to a Victorian poet laureate' (7 miles).
'Historically Newport has always had strong trade links with the mainland using the River Medina and this meant that the town flourished. The layout of the town centre still reflects the original medieval street pattern. It was not a walled town and the edge of the town is defined by the street names (i.e. East Street, South Street, West Street etc).'
'Guided walk around Ryde, starting at Lind Street, going to St Thomas Square, down Union Street to the Pier, along the Esplanade to the far end of the Canoe Lake, then back along the Esplanade and up St Thomas Street ending at St Thomas Church. To walk the whole trail it will take about two hours and we have designed it to be accessible to wheelchair and mobility scooter users. Along the Trail there are seventeen stops where you will be able to listen to the audio files ...'
'Following bridleways along the river valley before gently rising up and over Appuldurcombe, Stenbury and Week Downs, affording fine views of both the north and south, then descending to the botanic gardens at Ventnor.'
'A long and challenging walk which climbs up the downs and generally follows the crest through forests past ancient burial sites, the Tennyson Monument and The Needles to Alum Bay. Superb views in many directions.'
'Created in celebration of one of the Isle of Wight’s most prominent First World War stories; that of General Jack Seely and his horse Warrior - a real-life War Horse.'
'A series of five walks designed to help you explore some of our village's history and beautiful surroundings ... The concept behind the creation of the Web Site is, and has always been, the preservation of village history, later this changed to incorporate Island history.'
'During the course of this long walk you will pass beside pine forests, over chalk downland, across fields and rivers, between farm buildings and along the course of the former railway line before entering the historic heart of Shanklin.'
Worsley Trail [Isle of Wight Council]
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