Local walks and trails (R to Z)

The list of leaflets and websites below provides various walks and routes:

Please note: that Public Rights of Way have not checked the content of these leaflets and cannot therefore guarantee their accuracy or suitability. 

Scotchells Brook Trail (PDF, 2.07Mb, 3 pages) - 4.5 miles - Shanklin to Alverstone 

Shanklin Beer & Bus Historical Walk (PDF, 2.44MB, 8 pages) - 2.4miles 

Shepherds Trail (PDF, 1.04MB, 1 page) - 7 miles  

Smugglers Trail (Niton) (PDF, 5.89MB, 19 pages) - Sites of interest around Niton 

Stenbury Trail (PDF, 575KB, 1 page) - 10 miles - Shide (Newport) to Ventnor at the Botanical Garden 

Sunshine Trail PDF, 297KB, 2 pages) - 12 miles circular cycle route, passing Wroxall, Godshill, Lanbridge, Sandown, Lake & Shanklin 

Tennyson Trail (PDF, 1.05MB, 1 page) - 14 miles - Carisbrooke to Alum Bay 

Towering Tennyson (PDF, 936KB, 2 pages) - Rambles by Bus 

Ventnor Beer & Bus Historical Walk (PDF, 864Kb, 8 pages)

Venerable Oaks Histree Trail (PDF, 274KB, 4 pages) - 5.5 mile circular walk around Ryde, Fishbourne & Quarr 

Warrior War Horse Trail (PDF, 492Kb, 1 page) - circular trail around Brook, Mottistone & Brighstone 

Waterside Whippingham (PDF, 1.12MB. 2 pages) - 4.4 mile linear walk between Whippingham and Newport

West Wight Beer & Bus Historical Walk (PDF, 1.65Mb, 8 pages) - 8.3 miles 

Wroxall Stream Trail (PDF, 1.68MB) - 8 miles Ventnor to Merstone

Western Yar Estuary (PDF, 678KB, 2 pages) - 3.8 mile circular walk from Yarmouth to Freshwater 

Wootton Countryside & Landscape (PDF, 1.54MB, 2 pages) - 3.5 mile walk in the Wootton environment 

Wootton Creek & Coastline (PDF, 1.42MB, 2 pages) - 4 mile circular walk to Woodside beach 

Wootton (Hidden) (PDF, 1.45MB, 2 pages) - 6 mile walk to Woodhouse & Littletown (PDF, 1.45MB, 2 pages)

Wootton (Historical) (PDF, 1.49MB, 2 pages) - 2.5 miles - notable building & features 

Wootton Musical Heritage (PDF, 1.48MB, 2 pages) - 2 miles - people & places around Wootton 

Worsley Trail (PDF, 121MB, 1 page) - 13 miles - Brighstone Forest to Shanklin Old Village 

Yar River Trail (PDF, 2.06Mb, 3 pages) - 13.5 miles - Niton to St Helens 

Yarmouth Harbour (PDF, 8.42KB, 2 pages) - Sensory Trail located around the harbour area 

Other sources of information:

The network of Public Rights of Way (as at 2000) can be viewed in the Isle of Wight Definitive Map

The network of Public Rights of Way plus some cycle routes and permissive paths can be viewed on the Isle of Wight Leisure Map, this is not a definitive map but gives a illustration of where the routes run. 

View the Visit Isle of Wight the Isle of Wight tourism website, it has lots of information about walking and cycling.

Open Access Land can be found on the website of Natural England.

Visit the Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL29 website.

Visit the Go Wild on Wight website.

If you wish to add a guide or leaflet to the above list then please contact Public Rights of Way by email: rightsofway@iow.gov.uk