Getting to the Needles is all part of the fun
There's plenty to see before you even reach the gates of the Needles Old Battery. The cliff path leading up from Alum Bay is wide and well surfaced, and has dramatic views across the Solent to the Dorset coast.
At a leisurely pace, the ¾ mile walk from Alum Bay will take about 20 minutes. There's parking available at the Needles Landmark Attraction, for which National Trust members receive a discount (please show membership card). Or why not try the 2-mile walk across the downs from our High Down chalk pit car park where parking is free (SZ 325856)? There are spectacular views in both directions but particularly on the return journey.