Walking on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is a walkers' paradise with over 500 miles of footpaths through an exceptional landscape of hills, valleys, coastal area, beaches, nature reserves and a large area designated as an official area of outstanding natural beauty.
What makes the Isle of Wight so special as a walkers' destination, is that even in the height of the summer, you can walk for a long way without even seeing another sole! Of course if you prefer busier areas to walk in, there are plenty of walks which are more regularly trodden.
Walking from Firefly House
Firefly House is a perfect house from which to base yourself for your Island walking holiday. Situated within walking distance from the Red Jet passenger ferry, there are several nearby bus stops that connect to all corners of the island. In the rear garden of the house (with side access), there is an outdoor tap for hosing down muddy gear and boots can be dried out in the downstairs cloakroom.
Below are some ideas for island walks. At Firefly House, we have a file full of printouts of these walks that you can select, together with several walking guides, an ordnance survey map and a compass that you can borrow.
If you want to search for a walk in a particular area, please do a search (cmd and 'f' on mac) (ctrl and 'f' on pc). Remember you do not have to do all the walk in one stage, for example you could do the Tennyson Trail over a week if you split it into sections.
The walking guides below are from these websites
Visit IOW walking page (follow the link where it says routes)
Slideshow photos above credit to visitisleofwight.co.uk
All other photos credit to Firefly House