Up High on the Downs
Gradient: uphills, downhills & some level walking
Start & Finish: former pit car park at the end of the road past High Down Inn, Totland
10.00 – 14.00 approx
Weather permitting we will enjoy some
spectacular views on this walk:
Hurst Castle on the mainland,
Fort Albert on the island,
'Back of the Wight' with Blackgang to
the east & The Needles to the west.
We see the former rocket engine testing
site, the coloured sands of Alum Bay
& Tennyson's Monument up at 147m.
On the return we pass by Dimbola Lodge,
St Agnes thatched church & Farringford
the former home of the Poet Laureate
Alfred Lord Tennyson.