Three great pub walks on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight boasts more miles of footpaths and bridleways than roads, so walking between pubs should be straightforward. A few of the footpaths are well signed, but most signs are very decrepit, so either the maps attached to the following directions from the OS guide, or an original OS map is very handy. These circular routes each take in two pubs on the Isle of Wight, and you can start at either end... Enjoy!
The dog relaxes after a pub walk on the Isle of Wight
Approximate duration: 6 hours
This is a long walk starting at either Shorwell or Carisbrooke. If you prefer, do half the walk using the No. 7 bus which runs hourly between the two destinations. The route passes some of the largest sloe bushes on the Island and takes in both the Eight Bells and the Crown Inn.
Approximate duration: 4-5 hours
This walk is five miles there and back as the crow files between the Sun at Calbourne and the Sun Inn Hulverstone. However with the forests and hills of Brighstone betwixt, this offers a real walking challenge. It takes in all manner of topography and is the more rewarding, offering views of Swanage, the Solent and Tennyson Down.
Approximate duration: 2 hours
From Newport this short (but hilly) walk transforms from the clutter of modernity to stunning countryside in less than 10 minutes, or the reverse if starting from Arreton Old Village.