Isle of Wight Coastal Footpath

The Challenge

 The route around the coast covers 68 miles on this scenic coastal walk and it is divided into 5 sections for easier walking.

To walk the entire coastline of an island such as the Isle of Wight is a reward in itself – to experience the exhilarating views is something different. This guided 5 day walk is an excellent walking holiday for anyone who is reasonably fit.

Come with us over Tennyson Down, then on to the Needles with breathtaking views over the Solent.

We meet at the ferry terminal in Southampton at 8am before travelling to Ryde where we start the walk. All heavy baggage will be carried in the minibus and you walk with a much lighter day bag. The walk is planned over 5 days so you can enjoy the scenery, villages on route and attractions along the way. Finishing the walk where we started in Ryde, we travel back to Southampton on the Sunday evening where the event finishes


Undulating in places but not mountains, more rolling hills and short ‘chines’ to negotiate up and down. Many paths are grass, promenade or small gravel. Lots of flat paths, very good views at each turn in the path


Challenge Details

Duration : 5 Days (4 nights)

Grade : Moderate

Challenge Date

25th to 29th July 2016

7th to 11th September 2016

19th to 23rd July 2017

30th August to 3rd September 2017

Other group dates can be arranged (Minimum 8 people)

Challenge Prices

Self Funded :  Registration fee of £75, plus a balance of £380 (£395 for 2017 events)

Fundraising : Registration fee of £75, plus a fundraising Target of £775 (£790 for 2017 events)

What is Included

All Snacks, food and drinks (non alchoholic) throughout the trip.

4 nights camping with evening meal, breakfast and sandwiches for lunch.

Tents. (2 people per tent)

Full support with mini bus and qualified guide

Celebratory meal on the last day

Large bags carried in mini bus so you can ‘walk light’

Return Ferry crossing

What is not included

Personal outdoor clothing


Day Rucksack

Sleep mat

Sleeping Bag (3 season bag recommended)

Challenge images

See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;