Green Walks on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has a number of named trails. The neighbouring area is

Note also some of the most convenient hubs for multi-day walking on different routes.


A former fishing boat rests and rusts at Bembridge Harbour, Isle of Wight

Bembridge Trail

Length <20km
Max transport gap <20km

A 20km walk between Newport and Bembridge Harbour.

Image: Bembridge Harbour

Hamstead Trail

Length <20km
Max transport gap <20km

A 13km walk in West Wight between Hamstead and Brook.

A former fishing boat rests and rusts at Bembridge Harbour, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Coast Path

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 130km circumambulation of the island.

Image: Bembridge harbour

Nunwell Trail

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

An 11km walk between Ryde and Sandown.

Worsley Trail

Length <60km
Max transport gap <30km

A 24km route from the downs above Brighstone to Shanklin.


Some places lend themselves to being hubs, where you may pitch up for a few days’ car-free walking, fanning out on a different route (or part of a route) each day. The hub becomes a walking-place for recreation at walking pace. Hubs in this area include

CowesCowes is the hub for the north of the island.
NewportNewport is the obvious hub if you need to cover all parts of the island.
RydeRyde is the hub for the north-east of the island.
SandownSandown is the hub if you are concentrating on the south-east of the island.
VentnorVentnor may be close to Sandown, but it is much more convenient for the south-west of the island.
YarmouthYarmouth is the obvious hub for the west and north-west of the island.

Guided and group walks

Saturday Walking Club

This online-driven group has been well established in the London area for some years, but the reach of their walks goes far beyond the M25. Their walks are all free (the word “club” may be a bit misleading) and there are walks on other days of the week. You may download a route from their extensive catalogue to enable you to walk on your own — you are expected to carry your own copy of the route-map if you join a group walk.

Image: Sheffield Park

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