Exploring the Isle of Wight on foot 12 Apr 2023
With the lighter evenings finally here and the sun making a more regular appearance, now is a perfect time to explore more of the Isle of Wight. And what better way than on foot?
There are plenty of great walks to do as part of the upcoming Isle of Wight Spring Walking Festival, some ideal for families, some for those that fancy a real hike and everything in between.
In the spirit of getting out and about, we asked each of our eight branches to tell us their favourite walk within the area, starting with our Ventnor office…
Taking in one of the Island’s most famous landmarks and a bit of history, this walk starts at the Niton Undercliff Car Park and follows footpaths down to St Catherine’s Point through Knowles Farm.
In 1901 Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the radiotelegraph system, successfully transmitted radio signals from Knowles Farm to the Lizard Radio Telegraph Station in Cornwall – 186 miles away! You’ll pass by the extremely photogenic St Catherine’s Lighthouse, overlooking the rugged cliffs and bays of the area.
You can either continue on to Castlehaven, a small, but perfectly formed beach with an excellent restaurant open in the warmer months – True Food Kitchen; or take a shorter but steeper route up many steps carved out in the hillside and end up at The Buddle, a popular family pub and an old smuggler hangout.
Wherever you decide, you’ll certainly deserve a glass of something on arrival!