The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Looking over the sea-blue of Freshwater Bay from the top of the chalk-white cliffs of Tennyson Down

Beautiful open downland,sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Things to see and do 

Inspirational walks with views

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

What's on 

Two walkers sitting on a fallen tree in Borthwood Copse on the Isle of Wight

Autumn walks on the Isle of Wight 

From purple heather clad downland to golden leafed woods, a walk is the perfect way to discover the changing landscape this autumn. So, why not put on your hiking boots and come along to one of our organised events, or try one of our downloadable walks and explore our places even further?

Upcoming events

Winter walk

Fri 28 Dec 2018
10:00-12:30
Join our rangers for a bracing four mile guided walk over Tennyson and West High Downs to work off the Christmas indulgence and blow the cobwebs away.
The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Places to stay

Needles Coastguard Cottages

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Get involved

Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.