Isle of Wight Coastal Path - 9 Days & 8 Nights

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9 Days & 8 Nights
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Isle of Wight Coastal Path - 9 Days & 8 Nights

  • Follow the coastal path along deserted sandy beaches and hidden bays
  • Marvel at the island's iconic landmark 'The Needles' chalk rocks
  • Stay in bustling harbour towns where a warm welcome is guaranteed
  • Admire the white cliffs and far-reaching views from Tennyson Down
  • Hunt for prehistoric fossils on deserted sandy beaches
With over half of the island designated as an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, almost 30 miles of heritage coast and an abundance of sunshine make the Isle of Wight a very appealing and welcoming destination in Britain. Add to this the wonderful 67-mile coastal path circumnavigating the island and you have a walker's paradise just waiting to be explored. Starting in the historic town of Ryde and following the coast in an anti-clockwise direction prepare to splendour in the delights the Isle of Wight has to offer. The unspoilt landscape has so much to offer, you can visit the blue flag beaches at Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor and wander through the charming towns of Cowes and Yarmouth. Escape into the wide open spaces of Tennyson Down, watch the wildlife of the West Wight and Bembridge, and wonder at the natural beauty of the estuaries in the north and the rolling downs running south to the sea.

Itinerary

Day 1 Starting Point: Ryde Day 2 Ryde to Cowes 8.5 miles / 14 km Day 3 Cowes to Shalfleet, transfer to Cowes 9 miles / 14 km Day 4 Transfer to Shalfleet, walk to Yarmouth/Totland Bay. 7.5 miles / 12 km Day 5 Yarmouth/Totland Bay to Freshwater Bay 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 6 Freshwater Bay to Chale 11.5 miles / 18.5 km Day 7 Chale to Sandown 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 8 Sandown to Ryde 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 9 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at a bar.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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