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Named signs, blue with white gull motifIsle of Wight Coast Path

Isle of Wight

113 km / 70 miles
The coastal path encircles the island and, with the exception of detours to the west of Thorness Bay and round the Osborne Crown Property at Osborne Bay, stays close to the coast. It is a very varied walk over chalk and sandstone cliffs, through popular holiday resorts and the less crowded inlets, bays, marshes and saltings. Coastal links from north (Cowes) to south (St Catherine’s Lighthouse) and from east (Bembridge) to the Needles (west) add further route options. The bus service allows it to be split over several days and the route can be joined at many convenient places.

Route details may be downloaded from the Visit Isle of Wight website below.

The sections from Ryde to Bembridge and from the Needles to Yarmouth form part of the E9 E-Route.

There are several other short trails on the island which are included on OS mapping some of which connect to the Vectis Trail and the Isle of Wight Coastal Path.

A British Walking Federation Permanent Trail No 73, the Isle of Wight Round the Island Trail, starts and finishes at Shanklin railway station and is a circumnavigation of the island following the signed Coastal Path. See Amesbury Walkers website.

See also E-Routes (E9).


Details:

Waymark: Named signs, blue with white gull motif
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named signs, blue with white gull motif
Attributes: Challenging
Coastal
Downland/Wolds
Start and Finish: SZ500956 - Cowes, Isle of Wight View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Visit Isle of Wight - Isle of Wight Walking Routes Amesbury Walkers - Round the Island Trail Jason McDonald's Walking Pages - Isle of Wight Coast Path Stephen and Lucy Dawson - Isle of Wight Coast Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking on the Isle of Wight  (Cicerone Press  - 2017 )
Guidebook Complete Isle of Wight Coastal Footpath  (Challenge Publications  - 2015 )
Guidebook Isle of Wight Coast Path  (John Merrill Foundation  - 2015 )
General Interest Book Beaches, bars and blisters of the Isle of Wight  (Halsgrove Press  - 2009 )
Paperback Isle of Wight North to South & East to West  (Challenge Publications  - 2002 )
Badge & Certificate Badge & Certificate for Isle of Wight Coast Path  (John Merrill Foundation )
Certificate Certificate for Isle of Wight Coastal Path  (Challenge Publications )
Guidebook Walkers' Britain  (AA Publishing  - 2011 )
Guidebook Coastal path & inland trails on the Isle of Wight  (Visit Isle of Wight  - 2004 )

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Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 196
OS Landranger Active 196
OS Explorer 22, 29
OS Explorer Active 22, 29
Other Paper Maps:
A-Z Adventure Atlas
Isle of Wight Adventure Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Company - 2015)
Map (Other)
Isle of Wight Walker's Map (Heritage House - 2016)

Walking Support Providers:

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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Absolute Escapes Ltd)
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Self Guided Walking Holidays (Green Traveller)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Sherpa Expeditions)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Path
Along
Path
Self-catering
The Summer House  (bookable online)
5 Km
30 Km
Other
Glamping The Wight Way  (bookable online)
1 Km
32 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
77 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Havelock  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
78 Km
B & B Accommodation
Snowdon House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
78 Km
Self-catering
The Victorian Lodge  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
99 Km

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Connected Paths:


Downloads:

GPX Route File
Isle of Wight Coast Path GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 30/05/2018 20:12:22 - Minor route changes to follow current OS mapping
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MemoryMap Route File
Isle of Wight Coast Path Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 30/05/2018 20:12:22 - Minor route changes to follow current OS mapping
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Tracklogs Route File
IOW Coastal Path Tracklogs Route file
Last Updated 30/05/2018 20:12:24 - Minor route changes to follow current OS mapping
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Route Profile:

111.5 Km (69.3 miles)
2,112 m (6,929 ft) ascent
160 m (525 ft)  maximum height

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