Walking on the Isle of Wight
There is plenty to discover on a walk on the Isle of Wight including dinosaur fossils at Compton Bay and Downs, secluded creeks and waterways at Newtown National Nature Reserve and the cliffs and farmland of Mottistone Gardens and Estate. Here are some of the best walks on the Isle of Wight.
Take a gentle stroll through the varied habitats of the island's only National Nature Reserve, and visit a hamlet with a colourful past.
A 7.5 mile walk around Compton Bay and Afton Ridge, taking in far-reaching views and the dinosaur fossil beach.
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.
A circular walking route that takes you south from Mottistone Gardens to the coastal cliffs at Sudmoor Point.
Enjoy great views of the Needles and the mainland on the Headon Warren walk on the Isle of Wight.
A 3.5-mile walk around the southern-most tip of the Isle of Wight that takes in sweeping views of the island.
A circular coastal walk from St Helens village that takes you along a wildlife-rich sandy spit of land.
An invigorating walk over the downs and RSPB Brading Marshes reserve, with splendid views of the coast and countryside and passing the island's only windmill.
This short, wheelchair-friendly fairly level walk with spectacular views will give you a fascinating insight into the Isle of Wight's role in wartime defence and intelligence.
This short atmospheric walk in a secluded part of the Island takes you through woods that are home to an Isle of Wight speciality: the red squirrel.
The views from the heather-covered Mottistone Common are the highlight of this walk, which also takes in a mysterious ancient monument.
Take a circular walk with panoramic views across the downs and the island. Stop on route to spot rare wildlife that lives in the habitat. Find out more about the monk and the merchant as you complete this trail.
A short but varied coastal walk exploring St Helens Duver, a sandy spit of land on the eastern tip of the Island.
This invigorating coastal walk offers views along the length of the island. Clad in bluebells in spring and heather in the autumn, the downs are also home to an array of birdlife.
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.
Enjoy far-reaching views of the downs and the English Channel, as well as a rich blend of wildlife, on this short but challenging walk on the south side of the Isle of Wight.
This walk takes you off the beaten track in the middle of the Island – through woods and valleys, and across the downs with distant sea glimpses to enjoy.
Admire the coastal views, learn about the coastguard's early beginnings and spot wildlife such as birds and butterflies on this circular trail through the Dunsbury Estate.