BWF PT No 141 - 21km

Route Directions

From Ferry Terminal go ahead to roundabout, turn right over bridge and along road.  At left bend turn right, Coastal Path sign, continuing along seawall to end.  Turn left up slope onto path to road [West Hill Lane].  Turn right for a short distance then bear left on Coastal Path on track following footpath uphill through woods.  Exit Country Park and follow path between fences to lane.  Turn left on lane then turning right to Holiday Village.

Q1.  At right turn, number on telegraph pole white label?

At chalets nos 35-44 on left, turn left onto Coastal Path and follow narrow path between hedges.  At junction keep left along farm track past farm on right to main road.  Turn right, after 450m turn right into Colwell Chine Road slightly downhill passing toilets to slipway.  Turn left along promenade/sea wall, passing renovated beach hut area and ahead over path constructed on the landslide spoil post the 2012 collapse and straight on passing toilets on left.

Q2.  300m after toilets at Borough of South Wight inlay on promenade, on plaque when was Totland Bay Groynes & Sea Wall opened?

Continue along sea wall to the Old Lifeboat Station noting the poem on the wall. Turn left up the wooden stairway signposted Widdick Chine to road.  Turn right past The Hermitage on right continue ahead uphill and after last house on right and opposite York Lane, turn right on track/Footpath T17.  At entrance to Warren Cottage, continue to right on footpath to join path uphill past Information Board.  Keep to main path to burial mound at top.  Turn right on gravel path to Coastal Path signpost.  Turn left downhill, by corner of fence past Information Board and turn left downhill with putting green on right.  At road turn left, at main road turn right to Needles Park [Alum Bay].  Follow road through car parks uphill past Needles Old Battery sign towards the Down.  Continue uphill on road then down towards the Old Battery archway, 30m before the archway turn left up steps to Information Board.

Q3.  On Information Board when was the rank of Master Gunner started?

[An entrance fee is payable to enter the Old Battery for non NT members].  10m before entrance turn left up steps to follow fence on right to emerge at the New Battery [Rocket Site].  [Follow signs to right for viewing area over The Needles].  Turn left onto road, by bus stop, and at left hand bend turn right through gate.  Bear right uphill towards Coastguard Cottages and follow Coastal Path along the Down for 2500m to Tennyson Monument.

Q4.  What is the elevation of the topograph above sea level?

Keep in same direction along the Down towards Freshwater Bay.  Through gateway and bear right downhill on path to track, turn left to main road.  Turn right and after 40m turn left into Coastguard Lane [Footpath F36 The Freshwater Way] leading to Footpath sign F36 [Blackridge].  Through kissing gates, down steps and on boardwalk over marshes.  At fork keep left to road.  Turn left, at X-roads turn right into Easton Lane.  Just before bend turn right through kissing gate [Footpath F37 Freshwater Way].  Keep to left side of field, through gates and alongside wire fence across garden.  Through kissing gate and footbridge, past row of cottages and through kissing gate to road, turn right.  At crossroads by Esso Garage turn right, Afton Road, and after 200m turn left on path [Footpath F61 Causeway Bridge] opposite Co-Op store to road and cross.

Q5.  What is the location of the green building 100m from road crossing?

Ahead on path [Footpath F61 Yarmouth] for 2500m, with River Yar on left, then bear left [Footpath Y1 Yarmouth] alongside river onto tarmac path.  Bear right through car park and across roundabout back to Ferry Terminal.

Route updated November 2018

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

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

Start: Yarmouth IoW Ferry Terminal, PO41 0PB  [GR 196/354897]