Walks And Walking – Downloadable Walks in Hampshire and Isle of Wight
The National Trust are now offering downloadable Walks in Hampshire and Isle of Wight in the ‘Visit – Local To You – London and South East’ section of their website which you can find when you click on the National Trust banner here.
There are approximately 20 Isle of Wight walks ranging from a mile or so up to around 8 mile walking routes in this glorious Hampshire countryside. One of the walking routes that really stood out for me was the Tennyson Down walk which I did a year or so ago – probably one of the loveliest walks I’ve ever done. I was on my own, it was a gorgeous day and the route was easy to follow and a good balance of terrain, few steep climbs but nothing of a challenge, not very muddy and offering amazing 360 views of the island.
Available downloadable Walks in Hampshire and Isle of Wight include:
Follow in Stanley Spencers footsteps – Sandham Memorial Chapel, near Newbury, Hampshire 2.5 miles – 45 minutes
Let battle commence at The Vyne 2.3 miles – 1 hour
Spread your wings and explore the Selborne Common 2 miles – 3 hours
Buzz around the Stockbridge Common Marsh 1.75 miles – 35 minutes to 1 hour
Relive the days of the infamous Ferguson Gang – Newtown National Nature Reserve as seen from Cassey Bridge 4 miles – 2 hours
Red squirrel watch at Borthwood Copse walk 1.25 miles – 40 minutes
Discover the Duver 4 miles – 2 hours
Luccombe Down home to poet, priest and polar explorer 4.5 miles – up to 2.5 hours
Shed light on the tip of the Wight walk – St Catherine 2.75 miles – 2 hours
The monk and the merchant walk – St Catherine 4.8 miles – up to 2.5 hours
Up for the challenge of a Chillerton Down walk? 9.25 miles – 4 hours
Managing the marsh and defending the down walk 7 miles – 3 hours
A Mottistone meander climb to the common 4.25 miles – up to 2 hours and 30 minutes
A Mottistone meander south to the sea 2.75 miles – up to 2 hours
Down South – Views of Ventnor walk 2 miles – up to 1 hour 45 minutes
Headon Warren walk – Alum Bay and the Needles from Headon Warren 4.25 miles – 2 hours
Tennyson Down walk 7 miles – up to 3 hours
Stockbridge wildlife and history walk 1.5 miles – up to 1 hour
ABC of the downs walk on the Isle of Wight 8 miles – up to 3 hours 30 minutes
The National Trust offer an extensive list of great walks across the UK as part of their Great British Walk (search Twitter for #GBWalks) so I’m sure you’ll find something suitable whether you are looking for a walk for yourself, you and your partner of family walk in any part of our fine countryside. You can join the National Trust here.
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