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Come and join us for a hiking weekend on England’s largest island, the Isle of Wight!
The UK’s Holiday Island and Dinosaur Capital of Great Britain, the Isle of Wight is officially one of Britain’s sunniest places and enjoys the luxury of a milder climate than most other places in the UK. On this trip we will immerse ourselves in some of the most stunning landscapes and discover on foot miles of spectacular coastline, beaches, historic downland and many hidden treasures that this beautiful diamond-shaped island has to offer.
Saturday: 07:45 meet near Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (five minute walk from Hammersmith Station); 08:00 sharp departure; 11:30 arrive to the village of Totland, on the Isle of Wight; 12:00-18:00 hiking along the coastal path from Totland to Brighstone (Challenging, distance: 20 km); 18:30-19:00 check-in at our accommodation; 19:00 free time to explore Totland (for those staying in a hostel) or Newport (for those staying in a hotel) for dinner & sunset by the sea (hostel);
Sunday: 08:00-08:30 breakfast; 09:00-15:00 hiking from Ventnor to Bembridge (Challenging, distance: 21 km); 15:00-16:30 lunch in Bembridge, known for its great seafood restaurants; 16:30 departure; 20:00 London, Hammersmith.
Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions and the fitness level of the group.
On the first day we will do a hike along the coastal path from Totland to Brighstone. Our route will take us past the famous pinnacles of chalk that mark the western end of the island, the Needles, and Freshwater Bay – one of the island’s most picturesque beaches. The highlights of the walk include Alum Bay with its unusual multi-coloured sand cliffs, the iconic 19th century Needles Lighthouse and dramatic sea views from Tennyson Down.
The second day will be even more exciting as we’ll take in three Isle of Wight’s most famous seaside resorts – Ventnor, Sandown and Shanklin. Starting from Ventnor, we will follow the promenade to Bonchurch, with its ancient 11th century St Boniface Church. Continuing through picturesque woodland with the Wishing Stone, the path will head to seaside promenades and sandy beaches at Shanklin and Sandown. From there we’ll ascend onto the chalk cliffs of Culver Down with the imposing Earl of Yarborough Monument and magnificent views over the island. Our hike will finish in the busy coastal village of Bembridge, situated on the most easterly point of the Isle of Wight, where we’ll stop for lunch before our journey back to London.
Hostel: mixed dormitory room for up to 6 members of our group without breakfast (the hostel has a very well equipped kitchen and there are plenty of shops nearby where you can get your breakfast)
Shared: shared twin room in a hotel with breakfast included (you will share a room with somebody from our group of the same gender)
Private: private room in a hotel with breakfast
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That’s it, we’ll handle the rest. All you have to do is turn up and have a great long weekend of hiking 😊!
Accommodation: The Wheatsheaf Hotel/YHA Isle of Wight Totland.
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