Isle of Wight - Brighstone Bay and Forest

  • May 4, 2014 · 10:15 AM
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Walk length 13 miles/20.9 km approx. Circular.

This walk follows a very scenic route along coastal paths and through woods around Brighstone Bay.

Walk Description

The walk starts from the car park at the Brighstone Holiday Centre before taking a westerly route along the coastal path and exploring Brighstone Forest.

Brighstone Bay stretches along a whole swath of the southwest coast of the Isle of Wight facing the English channel, it can be followed along the cliff top using the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. Brighstone Forest is the largest forest on the Isle of Wight and spreads over a number of hilly ridges

The Isle of Wight Coastal path is a circular long-distance footpath that stretches around the Island and is about 67 miles long.

Lunch and Finish

Please bring a packed lunch and water for each walk. Each walk should finish at about 4.30pm and include a 30 min snack lunch stop and pub at the end, however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).

Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon 07950125826.

Meeting and Transport

10.15 am for the walk to start at 10.30am
Brighstone Holiday Centre Car Park, Military Road, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4DB.


Camping at Postcode PO39 0HE

Stoats farm camp site is south of Freshwater and just north of Tennyson Down.

More details to come but will be of a similar format to the National Parks we visited in 2013. The cost for each walk will be £5, with a limit of 35 people for each day. Everyone can have the chance to do their own things on some of the days or join the group for a walk; this system worked well in 2013.

Everyone will be encouraged to arrange their own accommodation, either camping, Youth hostel, or B&B. We will try to suggest locations as near together as possible so the group can meet up after the walks in the evening.  Transport will be by car sharing.

Dog Policy:

As a group we allow and enjoy dogs on our walks however we do ask dog owners to read our dog policy

Walking Safety

Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots (not trainers), warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water. No one will be allowed on any of the  walks without appropriate gear. Please see our Terms and Conditions 

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  • Trish

    Fabulous walk and evening get together. Always walked the coastal walks & had no idea I O W was so hilly!

    May 5

  • Gareth P.

    I'll be travelling down to the Isle of Wight very early Sunday morning from Maidenhead, camping overnight at Stoat's Farm and returning on Monday evening. If anyone wants a lift there or back send me an email.

    April 25

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