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The Tennyson Trail Isle Of Wight.

Obtained a blue badge permit from IOW Council and travelled the trail by 4x4. Joined the trail at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Amazing Views

Wow the views from here are fantastic! Crazy hill climb from the car park but worth every minute... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Obtained a blue badge permit from IOW Council and travelled the trail by 4x4. Joined the trail at the start in Carisbrooke and travelled as far as we could through to Freshwater Bay. The views of the island from a different angle were fantastic and...More

Thank kerryxrichard
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow the views from here are fantastic! Crazy hill climb from the car park but worth every minute. Had a lovely picnic overlooking the cliffs and bay below. Loved it!

Thank AngiBC
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

As you travel along the Military Road, there are excellent views of the Down, but it is just as attractive sitting atop on a sunny day and gazing out to sea. The climb up from Freshwater is not excessive for a reasonable walker and well...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We recently did a 2-3 hour walk along the SW coast of the IOW, starting at the Tennyson memorial (celtic cross), west to the Needles and then back again. We parked at a small car park maybe a quarter of a mile from the monument,...More

Thank alanlid
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We walked up to the Tennyson Monument with our 3 dogs on a very cold & bright February day! It was stunning-what a superb walk! It was fantastic-views we’re amazing & our dogs loved it! Just wish we had this on our doorstep at home!

Thank Hchy
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a place I regularly walk my dog each week. The views are always stunning. There are always places to park your car before taking a choice of routes upto the famous Tennyson Monument. It normally takes me about 40 minutes to walk upto...More

Thank AlistairRD
Reviewed 19 November 2017

my wife and I live in west wight and anytime we get visitors we always walk up to the monument. you get the most amazing views of both sides of the island from up there

Thank frankc00per
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Get a bright clear day and there's nowhere nicer in the whole of England to be. The first part of the walk from Freshwater up ontoTennyson Down is steep and gets the heart going but is easy underfoot. Beyond that it's a steady climb to...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Part of the island costal path walk . Great views . Lovely walk and you can continue down to the needles

Thank Paulmillie64
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We parked at the shopping area near the needles. Walked to the needles then along the coastal path to the tennyson monument. (Passed the rocket launcher section) A couple of steep parts. Especially up to the monument. Great views all the way along. (We stuck...More

Thank DwayneAndAlma
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Yukari P
27 January 2016|
Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
Hi It all depends how fit you are, it is 1.5 miles from Freshwater bay to Tennyson`s monument and rises 400 feet, after leaving Freshwater bay there is a very steep initial rise but it is a short rise, after that it is just... More