Walk and explore the natural wonders of Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight’s downland attracts walkers and nature lovers all year round and is supported by a comprehensive network of footpaths and bridleways.

The Island offers inland landscapes and rolling downs, in contrast with beautiful coastlines and golden beaches.

There are over 500 miles of well maintained foot paths and bridleways to help you discover the Islands natural wonders and with over half the Island designated to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers will not be disappointed.

There is plenty to see or do on your Isle of Wight walk and there is usually a café or welcoming pub at the end of your journey. We listed below a selection of walks offering all the beautiful landscapes the Island has to offer.

 

walking route map
1
Sandown to Ryde
  • START POINT
    Sandown Pier
  • DISTANCE
    12 Miles
A coastal walk beginning on Victorian promenades. then rising ovec the chalk cliffs of Culver Down and passing around the more tranquil Bembridge Harbour, before returning to promenades once again.
2
Niton to Sandown
  • START POINT
    Barrack Shute Niton
  • DISTANCE
    9 Miles
A coastal walk that starts high above the seashore and passes through Ventnor and areas of National Trust land before walking along Victorian promenades next to the sandy beaches of Shanklin and Sandown.
3
Godshill Circular
  • START POINT
    Godshill Griffen Pub
  • DISTANCE
    4 Miles
A circular walk from Godshill taking in Appuldurcombe House.
4
Tennyson Trail
  • START POINT
    Carisbrooke
  • DISTANCE
    14 Miles
A long and challenging walk which climbs up the downs and generally follows the crest through forests, past ancient burial sites, the Tennyson Monument, and The Needles to Alum Bay. Superb views in many directions.