Total steps: 5
Total steps: 5
Bembridge Fort National Trust car park, Bembridge Down, Isle of Wight PO36 8QY. Grid ref: SZ625859
From the car park, return to Bembridge Fort by following the road. Access to the fort is by guided tour. Please check homepage for details. On this walk you can look at it from the outside.
On leaving the fort, turn left in the direction of the car park, but follow the grassy path running alongside the road on its left as far as you can. At the field boundary the path cuts through the hedge back onto the road. Cross straight over the road, go through the opposite hedge and turn left, following the grassy path that runs parallel to the road on its right. This path rejoins the road at a cattle grid just before the Culver Haven Inn. Go through the gate to the side of the cattle grid and follow the tarmac road past the inn to the car park, marking the site of the old signal station, where there is an information panel.
Continue along the road to the start of the one-way system and follow it left, down to the car park with views to Whitecliff Bay and Brading Haven. Carry on to Culver Battery where there is another information panel.
Continue along the road to meet the outward route. Retrace your steps along the road past the inn. You'll see the War Department boundary stones and perhaps some rusting metal rings set in concrete, which used to support the wartime radar masts.
Go through the gate alongside the cattle grid then leave the road on the left and follow the grassy ridge-top path that you came along, keeping the hedge and the road on your immediate right. Don't cross the road this time but continue directly ahead and back to the car park.
Bembridge Fort National Trust car park, Bembridge Down, Isle of Wight PO36 8QY. Grid ref: SZ625859, what3words: ///sculpting.corner.softest
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