isle of wight group logo

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

This walk is part of the IOW Ramblers Festival Day. It is part of a day which, among other things has at least three walks, with people meeting up later at the Jubilee Recreation Ground for a ‘Picnic in the Park’. 

Most of this walk will follow the present Coastal Route and will show the problem that we are contesting, that this is not a true coastal route being inland and all of this section on roads and pavements. If you have a high-viz vest or jacket you may want to wear it for the walk. When we are on Brocks Copse Road and Alverstone Road then please walk in single file as there are no pavements. Additionally, please note any directives to change sides of the road in order to see and be seen on blind bends. Above all please take care.

The start time is 11.00 am from Brannon Way car park, Wootton. There are toilets at the start on Brannon Way. The numbers 9 and 4 buses run along the main road with the appropriate bus stop being ‘Tesco’. We will walk four miles, first going up along Rectory Drive, then Footways, Brocks Copse Road, Alverstone Road and then A3021 Whippingham Road to York Avenue and Jubilee Park where there will be a picnic. As can be seen from the route this walk is all on roads and pavements.

You should wear suitable clothing and carry some water.

The walk leaders are Adrian T  07768 527819 and John S-M  07919 321427.

Monday, 6 May 2024
Start time:
11:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
6.4km / 4.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

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

  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SZ 54406 91923
Nearest postcode:
PO33 4LW
what3words:
drooling.jetliner.skin
Start time:
11:00 am

Wootton Bridge, Brannon Way car park.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SZ 50632 95305
Nearest postcode:
PO32 6QH
what3words:
embellish.lemmings.neckline
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm

Picnic in the Park, Jubilee Recreation Centre, East Cowes

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