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Isle of Wight Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Isle of Wight walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The Isle of Wight walks listed below include a variety of circular walks graded from easier routes to more demanding longer routes. The walks include many of the most important landscape features including the Needles. All walks are free to download and print, and all routes have GPS files. Some of the walks use sections of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path which includes sections of dramatic coastal scenery.

2112Shanklin to Sandowneasy3.00
2223The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Nodewell Farmeasy4.00
3142Bowcombe Down from Carisbrookeeasy4.75
1546Yarmouth, Freshwater and Norton from Yarmoutheasy5.00
2414Compton Down and Five Barrows from Compton Chineeasy/mod5.00
2350Appuldurcombe Circular from Godshilleasy/mod5.50
2311The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Freshwater Bayeasy/mod6.00
1751St Catherine's Hill & Coastal Pathmoderate6.70
3745★☩Ventnor Downs Circularmoderate7.70
1601Bowcombe Down & Upper Watchingwell from Carisbrookeeasy/mod8.00
2916Gatcombe and Shorwell from Carisbrooke, IOWmoderate10.00
2435Compton Down circular from Brighstonemoderate12.50

★ GPS file ☩ Route profile

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Isle of Wight Guide

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest island in England. It is known for its coastal scenery, landscape of fields, downs and chines. The Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies in the west. With 57 miles of coastline and diverse landscapes its often referred to as "England in miniature". In the west, dramatic coastlines are dominated by chalk downs which end in the Needles stacks. The island's highest point is St Boniface Down, which at 791 feet (241 m) is a Marilyn. The island is popular with walkers. The 70 miles Isle of Wight Coastal Path follows the coastline as far as possible.

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

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