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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.

Island walks

Wightlink knows the Isle of Wight inside out and when it comes to walking we can recommend the best routes to suit you, your interests and your energy levels.

It’s easy to find what will suit you best by clicking on your chosen categories:


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