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Isle of Wight Group

We are the Isle of Wight Ramblers. We arrange walks, monitor paths and help our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

*****Updated******

**Change of date due to having to collect my daughter from University**

This is an 8.5 to 9 mile linear walk from Brading through to the Old Smithy in Godshill, passing across Brading Downs, Kern Farm and through towards Merstone before reaching Godshill.

This is a mix of country walking on paths and tracks, road walking and on a section of the cycletrack.

The walk will start at the 'Old School/Brading Youth & Community Centre (BYCC)' in Brading, with the nearest bus stops a few feet away, whilst the destination has regular buses (the 2 & 3) back to Brading.

We have also been granted permission to park at the rear of the BYCC and I'll arrive at approx 10am to unlock the gate for anyone wishing to park there.

We will have a snack/drink stop at Pedallers Cafe at around the halfway stage of the walk.

Sunday, 7 July 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
170m / 558ft
Type:
linear

There are a few small(ish) hills on the route, and there area couple of places where it can get a little muddy, but not usually anything too bad.

The walk will include two short sections of road walking, but both are usually very quiet. We will also need to cross a very busy road (Brading Downs).

New walkers welcome. If you are new to the Ramblers you can just turn up for any of our walks, unless we specify otherwise.  We invite you to come along for three walks as a non-member.

Additional Notes
Depending on the weather, consider suitable, clothing, footwear, walking poles, sun cream, drinks, and food. Watch out for ticks and remove ASAP. If you are unsure about your ability to undertake this walk, please contact the walks leader. If you need to leave the walking group, please ensure you inform the leader or back marker.

Please note that there may be short sections of road walking, so please walk in a single file and take good care.

Wise to look at the website on the day just in case of any changes or additional info. And in the event of extreme weather please check back for cancellation notices.   

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
SZ 60624 87365
Nearest postcode:
PO36 0DH
what3words:
earlobe.funds.undivided
Start time:
10:30 am

Old School/Brading Youth & Community Centre (BYCC), High Street, Brading

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SZ 53001 81829
Nearest postcode:
PO38 3HZ
what3words:
full.capillary.cone
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm

Godshill car park (opposite the Griffin pub)

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking