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Tennyson Trail

Isle of Wight

A visit to the Isle of Wight. Along the central hill range to the west end of the island with its famous Needles.

From Town Quay take the car ferry to East Cowes. The crossing takes about 50 minutes and during summer the ferry leaves every hour. Use the chain ferry to cross over to West Cowes and than follow the cycle trail along the Medina River to Newport. There turn west and take the Tennyson Trail in Carisbrook (48/88). It will lead you on top of the hill range till Freshwater Bay (35/86) in the west. For the last kilometers to the Needles (29/85) the road must be used, as the Tennyson trail becomes a footpath. The way back leads over small roads to the River Yar and along it to Yarmouth (36/90). There turn inland and follow the road eastwards via Wellow (39/88) and Fife Houses (43/88). Now a small road leads first to the north and joins than the coast road that returns to Cowes.


Time: 9h

Distance: 78 km

Map: OS Explorer OL29


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