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 4 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 4 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 4 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 : 4 Days (3 nights)

Grade : Moderate

Challenge date

2020 date: 25th to 28th July

Alternative accommodation can be arranged

Challenge prices

2020 trip cost: £50 registration + £405

What is included

Free transport to/from Barnsley if that is your nearest meeting

point, otherwise Southampton

All meals included with tea/juice/coffee/hot chocolate and daily snacks

Qualified guides with first aid cover

Minibus backup support on route

Certificate at the finish

No hidden extras and everything included

Ferry from Southampton, return. (Passenger only)

4 nights camping in Tents. 2 people per tent

Celebratory meal on the last day

Large bags carried in mini bus so you can walk light

What is not included

Personal outdoor clothing


Day Rucksack

Sleep mat

Sleeping Bag (3-4 season bag recommended)

Challenge images

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