Things To Do & Places To Go
The island has a wealth of places to visit, including Farringford, The Needles & Battery, Osbourne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Mottistone Manor, Dimbola, Brading Roman Villa, Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Appuldurcombe House and Quarr Abbey.
The Isle of Wight is a walker's paradise with 500 miles of well-maintained and signposted walks and footpaths, taking in Headon Warren, Tennyson Down, The Causeway and the old railway line, the Long Stone, Newtown,
The Pepperpot, The Coastal Path and more.
The West Wight is prime fossil finding territory. Organised tours can be arranged through Island Gems (01983 740493) or Dinosaur Expeditions (01983 740844), Brooke Chine, Compton Bay, Brighstone Bay, Hamstead.
With over 200 miles of cycle routes,
the island is an ideal destination.
Wight Cycle Hire in Yarmouth (01983 761800),
cycle maintenance, Adrian's Bike shop in Freshwater (01983 755007).
There is also the annual Isle of Wight cycling festival.
Alum Bay - don't miss a boat trip during the summer - Colwell Bay,
Compton Beach, Brook Beach, Freshwater Bay,
Steephill Cove, Monks Bay, Reeth Bay - and of course Totland Bay itself.
Headon Warren and The West High Down, Newtown Nature Reserve
(three public hides), The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down,
The West Yar Estuary, Hampstead and many more.