BWF PT No 141 -
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 on Linstone Holiday Village sign, what does it offer?
At chalets nos 35-
Q2. 300m after toilets at Borough of South Wight inlay on promenade, on plaque by whom was the Totland Bay Groynes & Seawall 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 on enclosed path to gate. 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 who was born in the Master Gunner’s house?
[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. On topograph, how far to Dublin?
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-
Q5. 70m from road on right, Robert Hooke Trail marker, how many plaques on the trail?
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 15 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]
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