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Cross Wight Traverse

43 km / 27 miles

Isle of Wight
There are 600 miles of waymarked, unobstructed footpaths and no island could be as walker friendly as the jewel-shaped Isle-of-Wight. This lends itself to an east-west traverse of the island from Bembridge point to Alum Bay in the far west.

The publication 'A Ridge Too Far' covers all ten walks in the Purbeck Challenges Series of walks.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Challenging
SZ643887 - Bembridge Point, Isle-of-Wight, Isle of Wight
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SZ305856 - Alum Bay, Isle-of-Wight, Isle of Wight
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF
Cross Wight Traverse (Garth H. Gunn)
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A ridge too far (Garth H. Gunn)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Along Path
The Victorian Lodge  (bookable online)
5 Km
6 Km
Glamping The Wight Way  (bookable online)
2 Km
36 Km

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Route Profile:

43.7 Km (27.2 miles)
996 m (3,268 ft) ascent
210 m (689 ft)  maximum height