Freshwater Bay to Brightstone. Walking the Isle of Wight


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-046.jpg  There is free parking out of Freshwater Bay on the coast road east.View looking back at Freshwater Bay from the car park.

This is another excellent circular walk that contrasts open downland with a sandy coast line About 12 miles

There is free parking out of Freshwater Bay on the coast road east. View looking back at Freshwater Bay from the car park.


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The path runs up through the golf course just inland from the car park, marked as the Tennyson Trail on the map


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The views expand as you climb


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The views expand as you climb The views expand as you climb Look out for the carpets of downland flowers


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Cross the road in the dip at Pay Down and continue East


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-067.jpg  View looking East

Cross the road in the dip at Pay Down and continue East Cross the road in the dip at Pay Down and continue East We turned off just before the viewpoint at Limestone Down, east of Brightstone

View looking East


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-071.jpg  taken from the path down to Brightstone.

Looking back at the path we have followed along the ridge

taken from the path down to Brightstone.


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-075.jpg  taken from the path down to Brightstone. Looking back at the path we have followed along the ridge. taken from the path down to Brightstone. After a late lunch stop in Brightstone, we walked down to the sea at grange farm

Looking back at the path we have followed along the ridge

taken from the path down to Brightstone. Looking back at the path we have followed along the ridge. taken from the path down to Brightstone. After a late lunch stop in Brightstone, we walked down to the sea at grange farm


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-076.jpg  Note that there are not many access points - but there is a good exit point just before Freshwater Cliffs.

A good path follows the cliff top, but you can also walk along the beach at low tide

Note that there are not many access points - but there is a good exit point just before Freshwater Cliffs.


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-078.jpg  Note that there are not many access points - but there is a good exit point just before Freshwater Cliffs. A good path follows the cliff top, but you can also walk along the beach at low tide. Note that there are not many access points - but there is a g

A good path follows the cliff top, but you can also walk along the beach at low tide

Note that there are not many access points - but there is a good exit point just before Freshwater Cliffs. A good path follows the cliff top, but you can also walk along the beach at low tide. Note that there are not many access points - but there is a g


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Cliff top view west


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-084.jpg  The cliff is very soft and crumbling, but has many bands of fossils.

Cliff top view west Cliff top view west beach view west

The cliff is very soft and crumbling, but has many bands of fossils.


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The exit point just before Freshwater Cliffs


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The exit point just before Freshwater Cliffs The exit point just before Freshwater Cliffs The path now climbs back up towards the main road


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Looking back east from the main road