Things to see and do at Chillerton Down
From picnicking to paragliding there's so much to see and do at Chillerton Down, in the rural heart of the Isle of Wight. Explore some of the highlights here.
Chillerton Down and the land around Gatcombe Village is a beautiful area of downland, with farmed and wooded valleys hidden away in the middle of the Isle of Wight.
A communications mast located at the highest point of the down, visible from almost everywhere around the island.
The views from Chillerton Down in the centre of the Isle of Wight are extensive. To the north is the Gatcombe Manor residential development, once called Whitecroft. It used to be a hospital and is easily recognisable by its distinctive tower.
Breeze along the top of the down with your furry friend, or visit one of the other National Trust properties on the Isle of Wight for a longer walk.
Chillerton Down is an ideal spot for picnicking, with sweeping rural views to enjoy while you eat and drink.
Chillerton has high open downland so is ideal for bird spotting. Look out for buzzards soaring on updrafts.
If you fancy something a bit more adventurous, paragliding from Chillerton is one of the most exhilarating ways to appreciate the Isle of Wight countryside.
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