Yarmouth, Needles, Freshwater Bay. Walking the Isle of Wight


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-006.jpg  From Yarmouth you can follow the path west along an old railway track before getting down to the shore at Brambles Chine. (If it is high tide you have to go up to the main road.) Follow the shore along the signed path until it leaves the shore up a flight

You can walk this as a circular walk starting at either Yarmouth or Freshwater bay where there is free parking away from the main tourist spots

From Yarmouth you can follow the path west along an old railway track before getting down to the shore at Brambles Chine. (If it is high tide you have to go up to the main road.) Follow the shore along the signed path until it leaves the shore up a flight


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-013.jpg  The Explorer Map OL29 covers the island.You can walk round most of the coast.Looking at the Needles from Headon Warren

The Isle of Wight has plenty of excellent paths

The Explorer Map OL29 covers the island. You can walk round most of the coast. Looking at the Needles from Headon Warren


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Alum bay is a busy spot with a chairlift down to the beach, but it is a quick walk down and back for the walker! The coloured cliffs are easy to see looking back after you have passed Alum bay


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-022.jpg   Alum bay is a busy spot with a chairlift down to the beach, but it is a quick walk down and back for the walker!The coloured cliffs are easy to see looking back after you have passed Alum bay. The best views of the Needles are from inside the old Batt

Alum bay is a busy spot with a chairlift down to the beach, but it is a quick walk down and back for the walker! The coloured cliffs are easy to see looking back after you have passed Alum bay

Alum bay is a busy spot with a chairlift down to the beach, but it is a quick walk down and back for the walker! The coloured cliffs are easy to see looking back after you have passed Alum bay. The best views of the Needles are from inside the old Batt


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Climb back up onto the downs to walk east on short green turf


isle-of-wight-18th-june-2004-031.jpg   Climb back up onto the downs to walk east on short green turf. Reaching Tennyson's monument above Highdown Cliffs.

Climb back up onto the downs to walk east on short green turf

Climb back up onto the downs to walk east on short green turf. Reaching Tennyson's monument above Highdown Cliffs.


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Follow the path set back from the cliff down to Freshwater Bay


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Follow the path set back from the cliff down to Freshwater Bay Follow the path set back from the cliff down to Freshwater Bay From Freshwater bay a pleasant path follows the Afton Marshes inland


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and then the east bank of the River Yar


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and then the east bank of the River Yar and then the east bank of the River Yar Returning to Yarmouth by an old mill


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