Isle of Wight Ramblers make it easier to leave the car at home

Southern Vectis bus Isle of Wight

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Ramblers on the Isle of Wight have developed a series of environmentally friendly car-free walks using the local bus network – Southern Vectis – which take in some of the island’s most inspiring locations such as Tennyson Down.

The Rambles by Bus will be available as a series of leaflets featuring a walk description, detailed directions, a map and bus route information, with a handy QR code for smart phone users linking directly to the relevant bus timetable for that particular walk.

Towering Tennyson, the first of the leaflets produced, visits the downland above the iconic Needles chalk stacks on the western tip of the island and explores some of the fascinating history and geology of the island beloved by the poet Tennyson.

The leaflet is now available from the Isle of Wight Ramblers website and from Southern Vectis information points at Newport, Yarmouth and Ryde. Further Rambles by Bus covering Carisbrooke, Godshill, Rookley, Shalfleet and Yarmouth and Whippingham will be available soon.

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