Mottistone Estate covers cliffs, common and down - as well as the village and farmland. It's an ideal place to go for a walk. We've created two free self-guided walking trails for you to download:
- Walk 1: A Mottistone meander - climb to the common (4¼ miles, 7km)
- Walk 2: A Mottistone meander - south to the sea (2¾ miles, 4.6km)
Why not take a walk at one of our other nine places? We've so much to offer.
Saddle up the horse
There is plenty of parking for horse boxes at the Jubilee car park, from where the track leads straight up onto the chalk ridge of Mottistone Down and from there onto the Tennyson Trail.
Orienteering is a great way to explore the countryside, with a purpose. The Wight Orienteers have set up some permanent marker posts on Mottistone Down and hold occasional events here.
The Neolithic Long Stone is Mottistone's most famous ancient monument, but there is much more archaeology and history to be found here. You can find evidence from the Bronze age, the Iron age, the Romans, the Middle Ages and more modern times.
Elsewhere on the Isle of Wight there is even more to discover.
Nightjars live around Mottistone Common, and we lead dusk-time guided walks to hear their mysterious calls and glimpse them flying to catch insects. The estate has many downland and farmland birds, so bring binoculars.