Activities, Information and Entertainment
There are over 500 miles of excellent walking and cycle tracks throughout the Island (we recommend Ordinance Survey Map OL29), including the Coastal Path and a wonderful variety of terrain - the low-lying, gentle charm of the Yar and Newtown estuaries, with their exceptional birdlife; the rolling farmland in the central and west Wight; the chalk cliffs and big skies of Tennyson Down, Compton Bay, and St Catherine's Down, the heather-covered hillsides above Mottistone Manor and at Ventnor the Botanical Gardens and the Undercliff - to name a few. For more detailed information try
Cycling: For cycle hire contact Wight Bike, Perreton Farm, Budbridge Lane, Merston 01983 303322 wightbike.com. Book your bikes in advance.
Riding: Contact Allendale Equestrian Centre (5 minutes' drive away) on 01983 840258 to book hacking or lessons.