logo Walking Britain

Download GPS File
Compton Down and Five Barrows from Compton Chine

County/Area - Isle of Wight

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 550 feet / 167 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SZ370851
Lat 50.664402 // Long -1.47785
Postcode PO30 4HF (approx. location only)
what3words start appoints.trouble.stone

Route Outline

The western end of the Isle of Wight is dominated by chalk downs that culminate in the Needles. This walk explores a section of these downs offering extensive views in all directions but sadly not extending as far as the Needles. Generally the paths are well walked although the section along the high downs is not very busy and you could well have sections of the walk to yourself.

GPS Files - Notes

This GPS file is for private use only and is subject to copyright. It should not be used on other websites

GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

GPS files - right click or option-click the button and choose "Save As..." to download this file.

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL29Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL29Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 196Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 196Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2311 The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Freshwater Bay - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Walk 2223 The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Nodewell Farm - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km

Walk 1546 Freshwater and Norton from Yarmouth, IOW - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Walk 2435 Compton Down from Brighstone circular - moderate - 12.5 miles/20.3 km

Walk 3541 Keyhaven & Hurst Castle - easy - 3.3 miles/5.4 km

Walk 1751 St Catherine's Hill & Coastal Path - moderate - 6.7 miles/10.9 km

Walk 3142 Bowcombe Down from Carisbrooke, IOW - easy - 4.8 miles/7.7 km

Walk 1601 Carisbrooke, Bowcombe Down & Upper Watchingwell - easy/mod - 8.0 miles/13 km

Walk 2916 Gatcombe and Shorwell from Carisbrooke, IOW - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Walk 3542 RAF Beaulieu near East Boldre - easy - 5.1 miles/8.3 km

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

Digital Mapping Guide

Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Includes advice and useful links.