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distance 6.34mi Vertical gain +797ft Vertical drop -764ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Freshwater - Isle of Wight

The chalk downs at the western end of the Isle of Wight offer some excellent walking. This route starts from Freshwater Bay and visits the Tennyson Monument before continuing to the Needles at the Far end of the island. The route also offers a good view of Alum Bay and on the final descent a grand panorama looking east along the coast to St Catherine's Point.

distance 3.66mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Totland - Isle of Wight

This walk explores the far west of the Isle of Wight. The route climbs to the Tennyson's Monument set high on Tennyson Down before walking to the viewpoint overlooking the Needles. In addition you get fine views of Alum Bay.

distance 2.18mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Calbourne - Isle of Wight

This is a pleasant stroll along some of the more unfamiliar parts of the island, with fine views towards the sea as you come down from Mottistone Down.

Walking Pub Walk from The Sun Inn ( Download : )
distance 4.12mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -410ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brighstone - Isle of Wight

Easy and lovely pub walk from The Sun Inn passing through fields and along the coast.

Walking Northern Coastal Cliffs ( Download : )
distance 5.29mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -240ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shalfleet - Isle of Wight

A walk through woodland and to a creek and on along the coast.

Walking Solent Coast ( Download : )
distance 6.99mi Vertical gain +289ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shalfleet - Isle of Wight

A coastal walk overlooking Newtown estuary and the Solent.

distance 4.77mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shalfleet - Isle of Wight

A walk alongside a river, an estuary at a National Nature Reserve, farmland and a wood

Walking Around Calbourne ( Download : )
distance 2.04mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Calbourne - Isle of Wight

A short pub walk across open countryside and through the iconic village of Winkle Street.

Walking Keyhaven Marshes ( Download : )
distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +7ft Vertical drop -7ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymington and Pennington - Hampshire

Explore one of the premier birdwatching sites on the south coast, on easy, surfaced paths.

Walking Keyhaven Marshes ( Download : )
distance 3.55mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Milford-on-Sea - Hampshire

Along the route there are views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles and opportunities to watch the ever-changing bird life of Keyhaven Marshes. The path then cuts inland to follow an ancient highway behind the reserve before returning to Keyhaven.

distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lymington and Pennington - Hampshire

Saunter on level, well-maintained paths around the creeks and saltmarshes of the Solent with views to Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight. Includes directions to Lymington town centre. Explore one of the premier birdwatching sites on the south coast, on easy, surfaced paths.

distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lymington and Pennington - Hampshire

Saunter on level, well-maintained paths around the creeks and saltmarshes of the Solent with views to Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight. Includes directions to Lymington town centre.

distance 3mi Vertical gain +79ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

Stroll along the bird-rich Lymington River, returning via a monument to a local naval hero.

Walking Solent Foreshore ( Download : )
distance 6.66mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

A rewarding walk using a superb but little-known permissive path along an attractive stretch of the Solent foreshore, returning via parkland and a former WW2 airstrip.

Walking Shorwell ( Download : )
distance 4.54mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shorwell - Isle of Wight

A walk along bridleways, a ridgeway and open countryside.

distance 9.35mi Vertical gain +105ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

A comprehensive exploration of a classic area of the New Forest, including open heathland, wildlife-rich woodland, and the Forest's largest area of open water.

Walking Boldre village ( Download : )
distance 4.3mi Vertical gain +200ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

Beginning in the pretty village of Boldre, this is a peaceful and varied walk through country lanes, farmland and an ancient woodland nature reserve. The route is dotted with traditional Forest properties and visits St John the Baptist Church, which has a fascinating literary connection with the village. The walk returns alongside the meandering Lymington River to Boldre Bridge.

Walking Exbury village and Lepe ( Download : )
distance 5.83mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Exbury and Lepe - Hampshire

Situated on the southern edge of the New Forest and a mile from the Solent coast, Exbury is a peaceful and beautiful village with a fascinating history and important war time links to Lepe and the build up to D-Day. The walk starts at the famous Exbury Gardens then takes you along field and woodland paths to Lepe for spectacular views across the Solent. returning inland through farms and woodland to Exbury village.

Walking Brockenhurst village ( Download : )
distance 5.05mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

Brockenhurst is a picturesque village in the heart of the New Forest surrounded by some of the loveliest Forest landscapes. Starting from the village with its famous watersplash, this varied walk takes you across grazed lawns and through riverside woodlands before skirting around the edge of the village to take in some great heathland views. Return through the village to Brockenhurst station.

distance 2.79mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fawley (Hampshire) - Hampshire

This walk is great for families with young children, starting from Fawley town centre and following a pretty country lane with views over Southampton Water to the small and historic inlet of Ashlett Creek. It then passes the Jolly Sailor pub and 19th century tidal mill before following the coast through a contrasting landscape of industry and wildlife.

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