Walking on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight offers over 500 miles of footpaths across diverse and contrasting landscapes and beaches, making it a walkers delight.
With a great range of walking routes it is possible to access almost every corner of the Island on foot, including many of the Islands towns and villages.
The Island’s varied countryside offers fields, forests and woodland and the footpath can take you from a gentle stroll to longer more challenging hikes over open fields and chalk downs.
The Isle of Wight offers something from all abilities and with so many walks available is no wonder why we offer and Isle of Wight Walking Festival each year, which is the largest in the UK and Europe.
The Visit Isle of Wight website offers some wonderful walking trails set out with maps and descriptions you can follow from Coastal Path Routes to Inland Trails. View Routes
The Wightlink website also offers routes which you can view by distance and difficulty and offer a range of walks across the Island.
Wightlink’s walking route
One of these walks is the Stenbury Trail, which can take you from the Botanical Gardens, just a short distance from St Maur, passing over Week Down offering superb sea views, through Godshill and onto Newport. The trail is a 10 mile walk in one direction, but can be made shorter and end on a bus route to take you back to Ventnor.