Heritage Coast

Highdown Lane Totland PO39 0HY

One thing you can’t help noticing however you get about the Isle of Wight is the vast number of carefully signposted paths. With labels such as SW7 and F45 there are hundreds of miles of interconnecting walkways and cycle tracks crisscrossing the island in all directions. Of exceptional note, however, is the 60-mile coastal path, much of which follows the Isle of Wight’s portion of Britain’s designated Heritage Coast. Assuming you’re not intending to do the whole thing, you can get a good taster of ‘Walking the Wight‘ by taking path T27 from the end of Highdown Lane to Tennyson’s Monument and then following the cliff round to the Needles Old Battery and on to Alum Bay. The whole coastal path is a three-day (or more relaxing five-day) circuit.

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