Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks on the Isle of Wight
What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best walking opportunities on the Isle of Wight with our useful walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery the Isle of Wight has to offer.
There are 500 miles of designated footpaths on the Isle of Wight. Wander along cliff tops and chalk downs, through charming villages and mysterious forests, or across wetlands and sand dunes. With calm strolls or energising hikes, there are walks on the Isle of Wight to suit everyone.
The Isle of Wight Coastal Path is just under 70-miles-long, and stretches around the circumference of the sunny island. It takes around 3-7 days to complete the path, but many prefer to split it into smaller, more manageable sections. The Coastal Path Pub Walk spans seven miles, starting in St Lawrence before concluding in Sandown. This picturesque trail passes through the seaside towns of Ventnor and Shanklin, providing panoramic views of the coastline.
Other coastal walks on the Isle of Wight include the Tennyson Trail, starting at Carisbrooke Castle and ending at Alum Bay. The 14-mile trail is dog-friendly, passing through Brightstone Down and Brightstone Forest, with leads only needed for a short period. Beaches are also popular for dog walks on the Isle of Wight, with places such as Brook Bay open to dogs all-year-round.