Tennyson Trail walking route

  • Start location: Carisbrooke
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Walking distance: 14 miles
  • Walk duration: 6 hours
  • Viewing & rest stops on route

This challenging trail of 14 miles is an Isle of Wight classic, taking you from Carisbrooke with its medieval castle to the coloured sandstone cliffs of Alum Bay. The coastal views are spectacular and from the highpoint of Brighstone Down you can see the entire Island on a clear day. You’ll walk through forests, pass ancient burial sites and encounter Island landmarks including the Tennyson Monument and the Needles.

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