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Walk the Coast and St Catherine's Down from Blackgang (IoW)

The National Trust
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The Isle of Wight coastal path is a scenic and varied 70-mile route around the island. From Blackgang viewpoint perched above Blackgang Chine Leisure park, you can head West (via a short section on road) down to the long, exposed and rugged southwestern coastal path that runs uninterrupted to Freshwater Bay and the Needles. Heading East takes you along high cliffs around St Catherine's Point to St Lawrence and further to Ventnor. Either way you go, it is possible to return to your start point by bus. You can also explore inland for some great circular walks up on the Downs, including up to the impressive St Catherine's Oratory. If you're feeling really adventurous you can scramble down some tricky paths to Blackgang beach.

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General Information
Free entry

No entry cost

Suitable for dogs

Suitable for Dogs but leads recommended near cliffs

No refreshments on site.

No refreshments on site

No toilets available

No toilets on site

Camping

Camping nearby, including at Paradise Cottage Campsite.

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For more information check out the National Trust website.

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Ramblers - The Monk and Merchant

Sunday, 28 May 2023

9:30 am

Free entry

Free for 1st timers. Membership thereafter

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

Ramblers - The Monk and Merchant
The Ramblers
Meet @10:30 in the Blackgang viewpoint car park, for a walk along to the Hoy Monument, down past the Hermitage before climbing back up to St Catherine's Oratory. If we are lucky we may see some blue bells along the route.

The Coastal Path - Blackgang to Brighstone

Sunday, 11 June 2023

9:30 am

Free entry

Free for 1st timers. Membership thereafter

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

The Coastal Path - Blackgang to Brighstone
The Ramblers
A Sunday stroll with a drink stop. This is part six of the coastal path, which will be completed in twelve sections this year. This is a linear walk, but you will be helped to return if necessary.
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Tip of the Wight walk

All abilities

All abilities

3.5 miles

2 hrs

A circular walk with steep sections taking in the souther-most tip of the island.

The monk and the merchant walk

All abilities

All abilities

4.6 miles

2.5 hrs

A circular walk passing the Oratory, over downs and woods with views of the Hoy Monument
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Blackgang Road, Ventnor PO38 2JB, UK

Free parking

Plenty of free parking.

Easily accessible by public transport.

Well served by the islands excellent bus service.



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