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Walk! the Isle of Wight with Martin Simons 3rd edition
     
 

 ISBN 978-1782750024    12.99 144 pages in full colour with 30K scale OS mapping
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Confidently explore the Isle of Wight’s amazing variety of beautiful and varied scenery with Martin Simons’ 40 fully detailed walking routes suitable for a wide range of ages and fitness levels. Each route’s itinerary includes: - walking route summary. - ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk. – access details for bus and car users. - fully detailed walk description, including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress. - GPS Waypoints at every key point on every route for pin-point navigational accuracy. - full colour OS map of each walk with the route and waypoints highlighted. - short walk and stroll alternatives. Routes are linked to the Southern Vectis bus services with a ‘bus return’ on the linear walking routes. With Martin's excellent walk descriptions you'll know which routes are for you - and all of them are a true adventure.

Packed into an island just 23 miles by 13 miles the Isle of Wight offers impressive hills, towering cliffs, river valleys, marshes, rich farmland, a variety of woodlands, prehistoric burial mounds, ancient churches, attractive villages, and a wealth of inns and pubs. Criss-crossed by over 500 miles of footpaths and bridleways, plus paths across access land, it also boasts nature reserves, forests, and the most spectacular beaches in the south of England. You can discover all of these with Martin Simons’ Walk! the Isle of Wight.

For gps users a zip file of the waypoint files in gpx file format is available as a free download from Discovery Walking Guides website dwgwalking.co.uk and for Garmin gps users there is an “Isle of Wight Adventure Package” comprising:- -Isle of Wight OSlike 25k scale Custom Map with all 40 walking routes highlighted and labelled. – gpx waypoint files for all 40 routes. – 40 A4 size ‘route cards’ with each route’s detailed walk description. See dwgwalking.co.uk for details.


GPS navigation files available - see GPX Downloads  Isle of Wight Custom Map for Garmins     see our Isle of Wight Adventure Package for Garmin users


Contents -
Walk! the Isle of Wight 3rd edition
The Author. Acknowledgements.
Introduction
Getting there and getting about. Creation of the Island. Man on the Island. Flora and Fauna.
The Walks.
Map Information
Walk Location Maps. Symbols Rating Guide. Ordnance Survey Mapping. Using GPS on the Island

The Walks
1. Tennyson Down and the Needles
    4 walker, 3 hours, 8 miles/12.9km, ascents & descents 350 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular).
2. Old Freshwater and The Forts
    3 walker, 2 hours 45 minutes, 7.9 miles/12.7km, ascents & descents 155 metres, 4 refreshments (circular).
3. The Western Yar and Yarmouth
    3 walker, 2 hours 50 minutes, 7.8 miles/12.6km, ascents & descents 135 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
4. Compton Down and Five Barrows
    3 walker, 2 hours 30 minutes, 6.8 miles/10.9km, ascents & descents 270 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular).
5. Hulverstone to Ningwood
    3 walker, 2 hours 10 minutes, 6.7 miles/10.8km, ascents 260, descents 300 metres, 4 refreshments (linear).
6 The Long Stone
    3 walker, 2 hours 40 minutes, 7 miles/11.3km, ascents & descents 210 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular).
7. Hamstead and the Tree Graveyard
    3 walker, 2 hours 35 minutes, 7.3 miles/11.7km, ascents 125, descents 135 metres, 3 refreshments (linear).
8. Shalfleet, Winkle Street and Shorewell
    3 walker, 2 hours 30 minutes, 7.3 miles/11.7km, ascents 300, descents 250 metres, 4 refreshments (linear).
9. Brighstone and Grammars Common
    3 walker, 2 hours 20 minutes, 6.7 miles/10.8km, ascents & descents 280 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
10. Newtown Nature Reserve
    2 walker, 1 hours 40 minutes, 5.4 miles/8.7km, ascents & descents 90 metres, 4 refreshments (circular).
11. , Shalfleet, Chessell Down andNewbridge
    3 walker, 2 hours 55 minutes, 8.6 miles/13.8km, ascents & descents 250 metres, 4 refreshments (figure of eight).
12. Calbourne and Brighstone Forest
    4 walker, 3 hours 55 minutes, 10.8 miles/17.4km, ascents & descents 450 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
13. Brighstone Bay
    3 walker, 2 hours 15 minutes, 6.6 miles/10.6km, ascents & descents 170 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular).
14. Bowcombe Down and Gallibury Hump
    3 walker, 2 hours 35 minutes, 7.4 miles/11.9km, ascents & descents 280 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
15. Thorness Bay
    2 walker, 2 hours 15 minutes, 6.6 miles/10.6km, ascents & descents 140 metres, 4 refreshments (circular)
16. Parkhurst Forest
    3 walker, 3 hours 15 minutes, 9.4 miles/15.1km, ascents & descents 210 metres, 4 refreshments (circular).
17. Porchfield, Gurnard and Cowes
    3 walker, 2 hours 45 minutes, 7.9 miles/12.7km, ascents 125, descents 145 metres, 3 refreshments (linear).
18. Shorewell to Niton
    3 walker, 2 hours 35 minutes, 7.3 miles/11.7km, ascents 340, descents 300 metres, 3 refreshments (linear).
19. Chale Bay
    3 walker, 3 hours 05 minutes, 8.1 miles/13km, ascents & descents 210 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular).
20. Shorewell and the Downs
    3 walker, 3 hours 05 minutes, 8.4 miles/13.5km, ascents & descents 320 metres, 4 refreshments (circular).
21. Carisbrooke Castle and Gatcombe
    3 walker, 2 hours 35 minutes, 7 miles/11.3km, ascents & descents 330 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
22. Hoy’s Monument and St Catherine’s Down
    3 walker, 2 hours 20 minutes, 5.9 miles/9.5km, ascents & descents 285 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular).
23. Niton, Gore Cliff and St Catherine’s Point
    2 walker, 1 hours 55 minutes, 5.6 miles/9km, ascents & descents 240 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular).
24. Rookley and the Chequers Inn
    2 walker, 2 hours 20 minutes, 6.2 miles/10km, ascents & descents 240 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
25. River Medina and Newport
    2 walker, 2 hours, 6.4 miles/10.3km, ascents & descents 110 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
26. St George’s Down and Newport
    3 walker, 2 hours 25 minutes, 6.6 miles/10.6km, ascents & descents 220 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
27. Whitwell, Week Down and the Undercliff
    3 walker, 2 hours 20 minutes, 6.6 miles/10.6km, ascents & descents 300 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
28. Appulducombe
    2 walker, 1 hours 35 minutes, 4.8 miles/7.7km, ascents & descents 230 metres, 2 refreshments (circular).
29. Mersley and Arreton Downs
    3 walker, 2 hours 10 minutes, 6 miles/9.7km, ascents & descents 225 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
30. Godshill to Old Shanklin
    3 walker, 2 hours 35 minutes, 6.3 miles/10.1km, ascents & descents 390 metres, 4 refreshments (linear).
31. Wooton Old Mill Pond and Havenstreet
    4 walker, 3 hours 15 minutes, 10.1 miles/16.3km, ascents & descents 280 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
32. The White Well, St Lawrence, Ventnor and Luccombe
    3 walker, 2 hours 30 minutes, 7 miles/11.3km, ascents 280, descents 210 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (linear).
33. Wroxall Horseshoe and America Wood
    3 walker, 2 hours 25 minutes, 7 miles/11.3km, ascents & descents 330 metres, 4 refreshments (circular).
34. Quarr Abbey
    2 walker, 1 hours 35 minutes, 5.2 miles/8.4km, ascents & descents 130 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
35. Sandown to Arreton
    2 walker, 1 hours 40 minutes, 5.7 miles/9.2km, ascents 140, descents 130 metres, 3 refreshments (linear).
36. Bonchurch Challenge and the Devil’s Chimney
    4 walker, 2 hours 20 minutes, 5.8 miles/9.3km, ascents & descents 440 metres, vertigo risk, 5 refreshments (circular).
37. Newchurch and Ashey Down
    3 walker, 2 hours 20 minutes, 6.9 miles/11.1km, ascents & descents 290 metres, 3 refreshments (circular).
38. Brading Down and Bloodstone Copse
    2 walker, 1 hours 35 minutes, 4.3 miles/6.9km, ascents & descents 155 metres, 4 refreshments (circular).
39. St Helens and Priory Bay
    2 walker, 1 hours 50 minutes, 4.8 miles/7.8km, ascents & descents 150 metres, 2 refreshments (circular).
40. Bembridge and Culver Down
    3 walker, 3 hours 5 minutes, 8.8 miles/14.2km, ascents & descents 200 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular).

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