Look out to the sea from Ventnor Downs
The Ventnor Downs rise steeply above the Victorian seaside town of Ventnor. With the sparkling sea below and the holm oak trees which have colonised the south facing chalk slopes there's almost a Mediterranean flavour to the landscape.
From the highest point on the Island
From the highest point on the Isle of Wight on Luccombe Down at 787 ft (240m) above sea level, there are fine views in all directions. Look east to Sandown Bay and Culver Cliffs, with Portsmouth behind.
Feral goats are used at Ventnor to help control scrub on the steep chalk slopes. In particular they keep the holm oak in check. We'd appreciate it if you didn't feed them, they're fat enough already.
Earn your supper by climbing the steep hills from the town of Ventnor. Catch a glimpse of the herd of feral goats which graze on the holm oak. Look up to see the birds and down to enjoy the wild flowers.