Outdoor activities on the Isle of Wight
Walk the coast, chalk downs and woodland as you take in the island's military history, colourful wildlife and spectacular views; try your hand at fossil hunting; or take your canoe or paddleboard along secluded creeks and waterways.
This walk passes along the chalk ridge that runs through the middle of the Isle of Wight, one of the best places in the country for spotting rare butterflies, including Adonis blue, small blue, dark-green fritillary and Glanville fritillary.
Go fossil hunting and discover history on a gigantic scale, with dinosaur footprints, fossilised oyster shells, ammonites, flint made from ancient sponges and modern-day shipwrecks
Experienced paddleboarders and canoeists are welcome to take to the water at Newtown Harbour. Follow our guide on how to safely enjoy these activities without disturbing wildlife.
A 3.5-mile walk around the southern-most tip of the Isle of Wight that takes in sweeping views of the island.
Enjoy a figure-of-eight walk, in two lengths, with a splendid view of the Needles, a 19th-century fort, Cold War rocket test site and a monument to the poet Tennyson.
This short but challenging walk on the south side of the Isle of Wight takes in a Bronze Age burial site and reminders of the island's wartime history.
A circular coastal walk from St Helens village that takes you along a wildlife-rich sandy spit of land.