Popping out for a bracing romantic walk should be part of any great weekend escape over Valentines weekend.
One of the key attractions for many visitors to the Island, is the vast amount of walking and rambling routes, within picturesque rural settings and with stunning coastal views. There are over 500 miles of maintained public footpaths on the Island and we play host to a Walking Festival twice a year.
We have self-catering in ideal locations across the Island, including some with miles of beautiful walking routes right on the doorstep.
Over on the West Wight there miles and miles of Golden Sandy Beaches to explore along the South coast from Freshwater bay all the way to Brook. There is a popular route between Yarmouth and Freshwater, with Pubs at either of the old towpath from Yarmouth Harbour to the causeway in Freshwater, Ideal for those looking for a midway pint on their walk.
On the East Wight where the footpaths are a little more robust, you can take a stroll anywhere along the coast from Bembridge all the way to Ryde. If you’re staying in or around Seaview, you’ll find a coastal route along the Duver, past Puckpool Park, along Appley beach and ending in Ryde. Along the way you’ll find plenty of places to stop off for a drink or bite to eat.
The Isle of Wight also has plenty of woodland walks as well as the more well-known coastal routes. You’ll find miles of well-maintained walks through Parkhurst Forrest and you may even stumble across some rare Island Wildlife at the red squirrel hide.
For more information on Island walks, please see the Outdoor Life section of our Blog