Sustainable travel on the Isle of Wight
Whether you're looking to travel by bus, bike or foot. Plan your day out on the Isle of Wight using greener travel options.
Travel by bus
These services are subject to seasonal variations.
Mottistone Garden- Southern Vectis Route 12 stops at the front of the Manor and at the vehicle entry point.
The Needles Old and New Batteries- Southern Vectis Route 7 and 12 stops at Alum Bay (1 mile). This service may not operate year-round. Check the Southern Vectis Website for up-to-date information. The Needles Breezer operates as a site seeing bus service in Spring and Summer.
Borthwood Copse- Southern Vectis Route 8 passes through Winford (¼ mile)
St Catherine’s Down- Southern Vectis Route 6 service by the Viewpoint car park above Blackgang Chine (½ mile).
Compton Bay & Downs- Southern Vectis Route 12 stops at Compton Bay. Check the Southern Vectis Website for up-to-date information.
The National Cycle Network (NCN) is a UK-wide network of signed paths and routes, ideal if you’re looking to reach places by bike.
Mottistone Garden- NCN67. On the 'Round the Island' cycle route
The Needles Old and New Batteries- NCN67, ½ mile. 'Round the Island' route. From Freshwater Bay cycle along lanes and Bridleways via Farringford and Moons Hill to the Needles Battery.
Borthwood Copse- The 'Round the Island' cycle path passes along Alverstone Road between Winford and Queens Bower, alongside Borthwood Copse.
St Catherine’s Down- The 'Round the Island' cycle path passes by Blackgang Chine along the A3055.
Arrival by Foot
Mottistone Garden- 1 mile north of coastal path; 1 mile south of Tennyson Trail
The Needles Old and New Batteries- Alum Bay ¾ mile, well-surfaced path. Alternate 2 mile walk across the downs from High Down chalk pit car park.
St Catherine’s Down - The waymarked Isle of Wight Coast Path passes through the Blackgang Chine viewpoint car park.
Compton Bay & Downs- The waymarked Isle of Wight Coast Path passes along the cliff tops at Compton Bay.