Activities

Walk over the downs or down by the sea

Walking at the southern tip of the Isle of Wight can be truly exhilarating

Walking at the southern tip of the Isle of Wight can be truly exhilarating

The area around St Catherine's is superb for walkers - so much to see, with both historical interest and varied and magnificent scenery. We've created two self-guided trails to help you discover what we think are the best bits:

This isn't all we have to offer walkers on the Isle of Wight though:

Walk with your dog

The wide-open ridge top between St Catherine's Oratory and the Hoy Monument is ideal dog-walking terrain. So is the cliff-top path overlooking the Knowles Farm Estate.

A picnic with a view

The area around St Catherine's Down is favoured by many picnickers because of the ease of access and excellent views.

We've other great places on the island - try these...

Bird spotting

The Isle of Wight’s most southerly point is close to Knowles Farm, and this is an excellent place for seabird watching.

If this isn't enough, we can recommend other good places to spot birds across the island too...

Bring your bike

If you like to cycle off-road, St Catherine's is ideal. The Round the Island cycle route (Sustrans Regional route 67) passes right by, and there are some glorious rides.

But if you prefer quiet country lanes:

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