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The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Freshwater Bay
Introduction to Walk 2311

Photo from the walk - The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Freshwater Bay

Region - Isle of Wight AONB

County/Area - Isle of Wight

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Grade - easy/mod

The chalk downs at the western end of the Isle of Wight offer some excellent walking. This route starts from Freshwater Bay and visits the Tennyson Monument before continuing to the Needles at the far end of the island. The route also offers a good view of Alum Bay and on the final descent a grand panorama looking east along the coast to St Catherine's Point. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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