Waterside Whippingham

This is a linear walk from Whippingham to Newport county town of the Isle of Wight. The return journey to Whippingham can be made on the number 5 bus which leaves from the bus station in Newport. The walk explores St. Mildred's Church at Whippingham and then follows the River Medina south to Newport.

Technical sheet
No. 9999388
A Whippingham walk posted on 31/05/21 by Beer and Buses - Isle of Wight. Update : 31/05/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 4.21mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 46ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 167ft
Highest point Highest point : 180ft
Lowest point Lowest point : -3ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Whippingham
Starting point Starting point : N 50.737883° / W 1.268695°
Arrival Arrival : N 50.698575° / W 1.294645°
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Description

(D) From the bus stop near the forge in Whippingham 0, follow the pavement on the main road towards East Cowes by the Priory School where estate children were educated in Victorian times. Queen Victoria kept a close eye on the progress of the children. Continue passing a second bus stop (Whippingham Heights) and a layby.

(1) Take the left footpath CS25 towards Whippingham Church. Cross the stile and continue along the field edge ta reach a stile leading onto a lane. Continue along the right side of the lane to reach St Mildred's Church and to explore the many historical points of interest.

(2) From the church return to the lane and go left passing Alms Houses to reach footpath CS24. Go left on the footpath towards The Folly and Newport. The enclosed path leads to another stile and then crosses a field with The Medina in the distance. Cross a wooden bridge and a stile and then across a field corner to enter a path in a small wood. Go over another stile and a wooden bridge and then continue on a grassy path by a wire fence.
Continue through a wood to reach a lane.

(3) Turn right and follow the lane to the Folly Inn by the riverside . Go left through the car park on N122 footpath towards Newport Quay. The path follows the edge of the river over wooden bridges and fields to reach a marina at Island Harbour.

(4) Go through a gate and then over the Iock gates. Keep to the path by the river passing the rusting hulk of the Ryde Queen, the last paddle steamer to operate from Portsmouth to the Island - she was withdrawn in 1969. Follow path N120 along the river edge, over bridges and recreation fields. A shingle path then takes you past buildings and to the quayside.

(5) Follow the road under road bridge and at a junction continue straight ahead on Quay Street by the law courts. At another junction, cross the busy road and continue straight on the path to the left of Newport Minster. At a road, continue straight ahead by a pizza restaurant and cross ahead at traffic lights and go into Orchard Street to find the bus station.(A)

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 164ft - Whippingham Forge bus stop
1 : mi 0.29 - alt. 180ft - CS25
2 : mi 0.6 - alt. 131ft - St Mildred's Church
3 : mi 1.17 - alt. 49ft - Folly Lane
4 : mi 2.04 - alt. -3ft - Island Harbour Marina
5 : mi 3.79 - alt. 16ft - Medina Way
A : mi 4.21 - alt. 43ft - Bus station

Useful Information

Access information : This is a lever walk that can be muddy in parts, depending on the weather and tidal conditions. A new improved and wider path is planned along the riverside, to enable it to be safely used by pedestrians and cyclists.
Refreshments : Café/museum at the church, open in season Monday to Thursdays. also the riverside Folly Inn. café at Island Harbour.
Toilets : Inside the café at StMildred's, also in the churchyard, and in Newport opposite the bus station.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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