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With glorious views of the white cliffs, beaches to explore and a traditional cream tea at the finish, this is the perfect walk for families and those looking for a fantastic group walk. With 3 distances to choose from, there is something for everyone!
The name Cowes is derived from two former sandbanks called Estcowe and Westcowe so called after their resemblance to cows. Cowes has a full range of facilties with The Anchor Inn and The Duke of York recommended in the CAMRA Real Ale Pub Guide. A coastal walk in name, but on this long walk you also go inland around the Newton River estuary, passing along cliff tops through villages and woodlands, with fine views of the Solent and mainland beyond
A downland walk passing through Freshwater and taking in the Needles with its 33 metres lighthouse. The walk passes by many chines, which are steep sided river valleys which flow through the cliffs to the sea. Brighstone has a full range of facilties with a church dating back to 1190 and in past centuries was associated with brandy smuggling. CAMRA recommend the Bugle Coaching Inn and The Wheatsheaf at Yarmouth and the Countryman at Brighstone.
This is relatively easy walking with a couple of ups and downs. Starting at Grange Chine, this walk ambles over cliff tops giving superb views of the crumbling coastline. The chines are a special coastal features of this particular area. As you meander along the cliff top route it is easy to imagine the smuggling trade of old going on along this relatively remote stretch of coast. CAMRA recommend the Countryman at Brighstone and the Buddle Inn and White Lion Inn at Niton. This part of the coast is susceptible to cliff erosion and you should be aware of potential dangers and possible path diversions
A coastal walk that starts high above the seashore and passes through Ventnor and areas of National Trust land before walking along Victorian promenades next to the sandy beaches of Shanklin and Sandown. Generally easy cliff top walking with a few ups and downs. CAMRA recommend the Buddle Inn and White Lion Inn at Niton and the Castle Inn at Sandown
This is a relatively level walk passing over chalk cliffs at Culver Down with plenty of opportunity to visit small seaside resorts. A coastal walk beginning on Victorian promenades, then rising over the chalk cliffs of Culver Down, and passing around the more tranquil Bembridge Harbour, before returning to the promenades again.
This coastal path links the two historic towns of Ryde and Cowes meandering past abbey ruins, a former royal residence and a modern day vineyard. Cowes has a full range of facilities with The Anchor Inn and The Duke of York recommended in the CAMRA Real Ale Pub Guide.