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Gatcombe and Shorwell from Carisbrooke, IOW
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Photo from the walk - Gatcombe and Shorwell from Carisbrooke, IOW

Region - Isle of Wight AONB

County/Area - Isle of Wight

Author - Zelma Barnes

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Time - 6 hours 10 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Isle of Wight walk takes you through the hamlets of Gatcombe and Chillerton and back over Westridge and Dukern Downs to Carisbrooke. For many the highlight of the walk are the lovely views of Carisbrooke and the Castle, which provide a superb finale. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.

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