From the beginning of 2008 we have taken over the administration of 6 Permanent Trails on the Isle of Wight.

Details of the individual walks, contact information of the organisers, and links to the Route Directions are listed below.  Walkers requiring IVV stamps are requested to download a PT Entry Form and forward completed form, appropriate fee, IVV cards and a SAE to the walk organiser.  For those not wishing to forward their IVV cards stamps can be requested on Insert Cards.  There is a common embroidered badge available for walkers completing any of the routes.

Entry Fee for all the Trails is £1 and the badge is an additional £2.

Shanklin Trail, 12km.  [BWF PT No 56].  The walk follows footpaths across farmland and through woods to climb up onto the Downs overlooking the sea, to finally walk through the seaside town of Shanklin.

Start: Shanklin Railway Station [GR SZ581819]

Walk Organiser: Roger Baker,  12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hants, PO11 9DS. Tel 02392-462005.

Wroxall Trail, 12km. [BWF PT No 62].  A level walk along an old disused railway track with a climb up onto the Downs above Shanklin, then down onto the promenade with magnificent views across the Solent.

Start: Shanklin Railway Station [GR SZ581819]

Walk Organiser as Shanklin Trail above.

Windmill Way, 28km.  [BWF PT No 67].  The walk follows the Coastal Path before climbing the Downs into Bembridge, returning inland to Shanklin.

Start: Shanklin Railway Station [GR SZ581819].

Walk Organiser: Peter Denison, 2 Test Cottages, St Mary Bourne, Andover, Hants, SP11 6BX.  Tel: 01264-738569.

Brading Windmill Trail, 12km. [BWF PT No 266]. A walk through a RSPB Reserve and across Culver Down.

Start: Brading Railway Station [GR SZ609867]

Organiser:  As Windmill Way.

Fishbourne Trail, 11km. [BWF PT No 140].  An easy country walk from The Ferry Terminal visiting unspoilt Isle of Wight countryside.

Start: Fishbourne Ferry Terminal [GR SZ354897]

Walk Organiser: John Grylls, 19 Rife Way, Ferring, Worthing, BN12 5JX.  Tel 01903-247332.

Yarmouth Trail, 21km.  [BWF PT No 141]

The route follows the Coastal Path at the western end of the Island, past The Needles then over the Downs with views over the Solent.

Start: Yarmouth Ferry Terminal [GR SZ354897]

Walk Organiser: Tony Ash, 79 Chelston Avenue, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4PT.  Tel 01935 474388

Round the Island Trail, 116km. [BWF PT No 73]

A circumnavigation of the Island following the signed Coastal Path.  The bus service makes it easy to be split over several days and the route can be joined at many convenient places.

Start:  Shanklin Railway Station [GR SZ581819]

Walk Organiser: Jill Green, Fernleaf, Alverstone Road, Apse Heath, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, PO36 0LF.        Tel 01983 863763

We would welcome any comments regarding these Trails, especially any suggested route corrections, or any other difficulties.  Please initially contact our IOW Co-ordinator  who will either deal with your query or forward your comments.