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Bowcombe Down from Carisbrooke, IOW
Introduction to Walk 3142

Photo from the walk - Bowcombe Down from Carisbrooke, IOW

Region - Isle of Wight AONB

County/Area - Isle of Wight

Author - Zelma Barnes

Length - 4.8 miles / 7.7 km

Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Grade - easy

This short walk on the Isle of Wight takes you onto the downs west of Newport and offers good views to the mainland. In addition you get a fine view of Carisbrooke Castle and St. Mary's Church on the way back. 

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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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Walking on the Isle of Wight

Walking on the Isle of WightGuidebook to 33 walking routes on the beautiful Isle of Wight, from 4 to 18 miles long. The routes are suitable for all abilities and are accessible all year round. Includes a complete circuit of the island's spectacular coast as well as walks exploring forest trails and downland, and visiting the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes and Ventnor.
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