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Cycle the Tennyson Trail from Carisbrooke (IoW)

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

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Cycle on one of the best chalk trails in the country. The Tennyson Trail runs from Carisbrooke Castle in Newport to Freshwater Bay. The route runs up into the forest of Brighstone and then along the Mottistone Downs with its stunning views of the sea and the western tip of the island. Buses run from Freshwater to Newport for the return. Bike available in town.

Hire equipment

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Hire equipment

Hire equipment

Hire equipment

General Information
Free entry

Free access - but you pay to visit the castle 

Not suitable for dogs

Not recommended - the first stretch is on road

Refreshments available on site.

A cafe in the Castle grounds

No toilets available

No toilets on site unless visiting the castle

No camping options nearby

No camping options nearby

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For more information check the English Heritage Carisbrooke Castle website and the Visit Isle of Wight Tennyson Trail map

Hire equipment or book a session

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Carisbrook Castle to Freshwater Bay

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

15.5kms

1.5 hrs (1way)

A wonderful route over this iconic trail with amazing views. Return by bus if needed

Carisbrook Mottistone circuit

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

19.7kms

2 hrs

A cracking circuit taking in the forest of Brighstone and the views from Mottistone Down.
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Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XZ, UK

Paid parking

Paid parking with accessible bays. Free to English Heritage members.

Easily accessible by public transport.

Well served by the Islands bus service with stops at the bottom of Castle Hill.




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