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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.

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 quarterly 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

Overview

A circular walk with a drinks/snack stop. Starts from Carisbrooke Priory car park. We’ll head past the castle, via Froglands, Bowcombe, and up onto the top, part walk the Tennyson Trail and come back via Clatterford. Nice walk, a bit of up and down, but nothing too major, no stiles, and at the time of recce-ing fairly minimal mud.

By car:

Park at the Carisbrooke Priory carpark (free). Or if that is full, then there is an alternative (honesty / charity donations) car park just a short way back down Whitcombe Road.

By public transport:

Not the greatest to access by bus, but if you don’t mind a short wait there is a No 6 from Newport Bus Station at 09.55 which gets to Carisbrooke Priory at 10.02

Car share:

In the interests of the air, parking, and non-drivers, if anyone feels able to offer, or needs, a carshare to access this walk then please post any offer or request on our WhatsApp group. (To join the group please message Serena on 07564-811690).

 

Sunday, 24 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
1:15 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8km / 5.0mi
Ascent:
62.5m / 205ft
Type:
circular

Bring drink / snack.

Depending on the weather, consider suitable clothing, footwear, walking stick, 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 there may be short sections of road walking, so please walk in 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 /postponement  notices.   You can also check with Serena on 07564-811690

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.

GENERAL :

If you would like to join the informal WhatsApp  group (or even just temporarily for the purposes of communications regarding this specific walk and then exit again) , please message Serena on 07564-811690 to be added .

 

Features

  • Car parking available
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
SZ 48935 87558
Nearest postcode:
PO30 1YS
what3words:
hunk.item.bolt
Start time:
10:30 am

The car park on the bend of Whitcombe Road, opposite Carisbrooke Priory

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 quarterly 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