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Take a walk on the Wight side

The Isle of Wight is perfect walking country, whether you’re out for a family stroll, a jaunt down to the beach, picnic at the ready, or a more serious hike over high downs and along chalk cliffs. With over 500 miles of marked footpaths and routes through designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, forests and wetlands, you’ll be amazed by the ever-changing views, the light and the clean, fresh air.

Remarkably all this freedom is just a short Wightlink Ferry crossing from the mainland. So you could easily pop over for the day, say to Yarmouth, and explore a little of the wildly beautiful scenery of West Wight. Or come for a week and find somewhere new to discover every day, take the exhilarating Tennyson Trail or even follow the coastal path right around the Island.

Many walks will take you close to Island attractions from theme parks and zoos to historic houses and sub-tropical gardens. And wherever you go, you’re never far from a welcoming country pub, teashop or restaurant, where you can recharge and refuel.
So come on over and walk where there’s room to breathe.

You can pick up our Wightlife Magazine at the Wightlink Terminals or visit the Tourist Information Points on the Island:

  • Brading Tourist Information Point – Sandown
    Address: Station Road, Brading, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, PO36 0EB
    Opening hours: 10am – 4pm daily (closed Monday & Friday)
  • Brighstone Tourist Information Point – Newport
    Address: Main Road, Brighstone, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 4AH
  • East Cowes Tourist Information Point – East Cowes
    Address: Valu 4 U, Castle Street, EAST COWES, Isle of Wight, PO32 6RD
    Opening hours: 7.30am – 6pm daily (closed Sundays)
  • Freshwater Bay Tourist Information Point – Freshwater Bay
    Address: Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Terrace Lane, FRESHWATER BAY, Isle Of Wight, PO40 9QE
  • Godshill Tourist Information Point – Ventnor
    Address: Godshill Village Store, High Street, Godshill, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, PO38 3HH
  • Havenstreet Tourist Information Point – Havenstreet
    Address: Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Station Road, HAVENSTREET, Isle Of Wight, PO33 4DS
  • Newport Tourist Information Point (IW County Press Shop) – Newport
    Address: 123 Pyle Street, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1ST
  • Newport Tourist Information Point (Quay Arts Centre) – Newport
    Address: Quay Arts Centre, 15 Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5BD
  • Ryde Tourist Information Point – Ryde
    Address: Kollective Gifts, 10 Esplanade, Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2DY
  • Sandown Tourist Information Point – Sandown 
    Address: Art 2 Artz Community Arts Studio & Gallery, 2 Albert Road, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, PO36 8AN
  • Shanklin Tourist Information Point – Shanklin
    Address: 1 Eastcliff Road, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight, PO37 6AA
    Opening hours: 10am – 11pm (Monday – Saturday); 11am – 10.30pm (Sunday)
  • Ventnor Tourist Information Point – Ventnor
    Address: 8 – 10 High Street, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, PO38 1RY
    Opening hours: 7.30am – 5.30pm (Monday – Saturday); 9am – 12pm (Sunday)
  • Yarmouth Tourist Information Point – Yarmouth
    Address: Harbour Office, The Quay, Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight, PO41 0NT

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