A walk across farmland and by historic Haseley Manor, one of the oldest houses on the Island.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the car park, return to the main road and turn left towards Sandown. Pass the White Lion. Cross the road at traffic lights.
(1) At the community centre, turn right onto footpath A5b. Follow the rough track across open fields. Cross a stile and descend slightly left around some gorse into a valley. Cross a stile and follow the path with a copse and a small stream on your left.
(2) Turn left at a field and continue with the copse still on your left. Pass through a six bar metal gate and then continue through a metal bridle gate. At a wooden bridle gate in the right hand corner of the field, enter an enclosed path slightly uphill. Pass through another wooden gate and then a metal bridle gate. Continue across the field with farm buildings and a house on the left. Stickworth Hall can be seen on the right. At a wooden gate turn right onto a farm track and continue to the main road.
(3) Cross the road at traffic lights and turn right over Horringford Bridge. Turn left onto bridleway A53 with the river on your left. Turn left onto foot-path A14 towards Haseley Manor.
(4) Follow the wire fenced path and over a boardwalk by a nature reserve. Cross a planked bridge and follow the path with Haseley Manor on your right.
(5) At a lane turn right. Follow this lane left and then continue straight ahead. Continue on the track, Shepherds Lane, to pass an irrigation pond on your left.
(6) Turn left onto The Bembridge Trail, bridleway A9. Follow this track to emerge at houses and a school. Continue to the main road, turn right, and retrace your steps back to the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 138ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.23 - alt. 105ft - Community centre
2 : mi 0.73 - alt. 92ft - Intersection of paths
3 : mi 1.4 - alt. 36ft - Road
4 : mi 1.67 - alt. 36ft - Wire fenced
5 : mi 1.9 - alt. 36ft - Lane
6 : mi 2.29 - alt. 79ft - The Bembridge Trail
D/A : mi 3.24 - alt. 138ft - Car park
Access Information: Mainly level gated walk. Just one steep section into a valley with two stiles.
Refreshments: The Dairyman’s Daughter at the craft village. Also The White Lion pub (both walker friendly pubs).
Toilets: At the craft village.
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