"Another great time had by all. Thanks for making us so welcome again. All our love"
Pat & Den Spellthorne - USA



"Thank you so much for making us all so welcome. We had a lovely weekend and look forward to returning next year".
The Portsmouth Ramblers



"Dear Bill & Jackie. Both Adrian and I felt we had to write to express our sincere thanks for such a great holiday. Your hospitality, food, staff & accommodation was all superb. The guided walking despite Adrian's bad feet was brilliant. The memory of the 19 of us crossing the finishing line at Shanklin will stay with us for a long time! Thanks once again and we look forward to seeing you next year."
Sue & Adrian Peskett



"Dear Bill & Jackie Sincere thanks for another very successful walking weekend, and of course for arranging the weather!! Thought the Hambledon looked very smart and welcoming and the lounge is lovely, you've worked very hard and it shows. Food as always was delicious and varied and plenty of it, cheerfully served by the charming Edita. The walks were well chosen and Jill was as lively and as informative as ever, a true gem."
Kathy Macy - Lymington Ramblers





 



Please click on a walk above for more information.
Coastal Walk


Coastal Path



This walk encompasses some stunning scenery, including magnificent views from Tennyson and Culver Downs. Other special points include Hanover Point's Fossil Forest and Newtown Creek Nature Reserve. There is time to enjoy the yachting town of Cowes, we call at Whippingham Church, once used regularly by Queen Victoria; and pause to admire the Island's second smallest church, at Bonchurch.

The walk provides some bracing exercise and captivating scenery and, of course, sea views a-plenty. This walk has been designed for the experienced walker. Please contact us for dates and details (minimum of 4 people per booking).



Vectis 8 Walk


Vectis 8



This long-distance walk is a celebration of the beauty of the English landscape and lays at your feet some of the islandís most inspiring scenery. There are panoramic views from the downlands, while Brighstone Forest and the breathtaking sea view of the Needles also have magic of their own. We visit many delightful towns and villages along the way, which have much to interest and admire. Shorwell and Whitwell nestle in green countryside with handsome stone buildings and charming old cottages.

Unspoiled Brook, seated in more rugged country, houses the mansion which was once home to J.B.Priestly. Carisbrooke boasts an early Norman castle, complete with a courtyard well over 160 feet in depth, while Brading still possesses its old Town Gaol complete with whipping post and stocks.

The Vectis 8 Trail demands both energy and stamina. Please contact us for dates and details (minimum of 4 people per booking).


Hot Cross Bun Walk


Hot Cross Bun



NORTH TO SOUTH
1. Our walk starts at Cowes Royal Yacht Squadron and goes west on the coastal path through Gurnard Bay and Thorness Bay to Porchfield for a pub lunch. Then heads down to the midle of the Island.

2. Start at Carisbrooke. The Norman Castle stands on the site of a former Saxon fortification. We carry on south through attractive farm land and rolling downs to finish at St. Catherine's Down with the Hoy monument at one end and the Oratory (known locally as the Pepperpot) at the other.

EAST TO WEST
3 & 4. This is our classic end to end walk, largely following the chalk ridge that forms the back bone of the Island, offering fine views and varied scenery. We follow the ancient routes that have been walked for thousands of years. Finally we cross the Tennyson Down to finish with spectacular views across the Needles.

You must be able to walk up to 13 miles per day. All distances are approximate.


Yar River Trail


Yar River Trail



SOURCE TO SEA YAR RIVER TRAIL
Have you ever fancied following a river on its journey all the way from its source to the sea?

By following the River Yar from where it springs at Niton, you will see the river grow from a tiny as it gathers water from a host of tributaries along its route, swelling to where it meets the sea at Bembridge Harbour.

Please contact us for dates and details (minimum of 4 people per booking).


Rambles


Rambles



A small selection of gentle rambles, which include some of the Island's most beautiful and historic trails.
  • National Trust
  • Heritage Trails
  • AONB
Suitable for walkers who can cover up to 10 miles per day. For those who want to walk a little further, try our latest addition, the Hot Cross Bun.

Please contact us for dates and details (minimum of 4 people per booking)