Wroxall Trail

BWF PT No 62 - 12km

Route Directions

From Railway Station turn right down steps and cross main road onto Footpath Wroxall 3 Miles, parallel with drive entering Lower Hyde Holiday Park, continuing on track which was the old railway line.  After 1200m, and at second bridge.

Q1.  How many pipes run across the bridge?

Continue straight on for appx 3000m to Wroxall on tarmac/gravel track ignoring all side tracks left and right, at end of gravel track continue ahead to pass the rear of bungalows, at end of track continue on path to right of warehouses to finally reach the old railway bridge.  At T-junction with road turn right and at main road turn left to church on left and enter churchyard.

Q2. In the porch on stone wall plaque, who donated the third bell?

After passing church turn left up Station Road, after 30m turn left uphill past Wroxall Community Centre and Primary School on right, then past Berry Mead on right and Yarborough Road on left.  Continue uphill past cemetery on right and immediately after Castle Lane on left, bear right on Footpath V30 Worsley Trail.  Cross two stiles and follow Footpath V33 Shanklin and Downs, uphill through field ignoring stile and path going down on left.  Continue up field keeping on left and straight ahead  to Cooks Castle memorial on left.

Q3.  How many rocks at front of memorial?

Continue on  through wooded area to T-junction. Turn right to go through gate and into field. Bear right uphill to gate in middle of field and turn left across field towards wood follow track into next field keeping on left side of field with hedge on left through gates to ‘Keith Harold’ gate following Footpath SS10 Shanklin continue straight on ignoring stile on left with path going downhill, keeping to left of field with fenced hedgerow on left.  Over stile, Footpath SS10 Shanklin, over next stile and then descend downhill past Anne’s Wood sign on right and Shanklin Estate Holm Copse board.  Through kissing gate continue on path through middle of field, through another kissing gate and head diagonally across field heading for fence to go through kissing gate in distance.  Through kissing gate and stone steps into churchyard. Continue ahead through churchyard keeping to the right of church to lychgate.

Q4. At the lychgate when was Francis White Popham remembered?

Turn left along main road past recreation ground on left, after The Crab PH turn right into Chine Avenue.  After 100m bear right into Tower Cottage Gardens, straight ahead and at end of gardens turn left down steps and up Eastcliffe Promenade onto cliff path.  Past Osborne Road and along promenade past lift, cross Hope Road into Delphi Road and ascend past Channel View Hotel on left.  Keep ahead on cliff path and immediately after Hideway Cafe turn left on footpath crossing Northcliff Gardens and into St Boniface Cliff Road.  Ahead to cross main road and up Clarence Road turning left into Wilton Park and right up Atherley Road to Station.

Route updated 10 September 2018

Walk Organiser: Roger Baker, 12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9DS

Tel: 02392 462005

Walk Fee: £1.  IoW Embroidered Badge available £2

Start: Shanklin Railway Station PO37 7AR [GR 196/581819]