Friday, 10 February 2012

New for 2012 - Smugglers & Shipwrecks

A new version of my popular Smugglers & Shipwrecks walk will begin on most Tuesdays from
3rd April until the end of October.
NOT 5th June, 31st July, 9th Oct & 30th Oct.

5.5 miles. Grade moderate. Approx 3 hours. After a flatish start we have a gradual uphill climb then downhill.

Starting & finishing at The Sun Inn.  A 600 year old countryside pub with a sea view in the small village of Hulverstone, PO30 4EH.  A great venue for lunch & a drink after our walk either inside or outside in the pleasant garden.

We meet at 10.00 in the pub garden.  Our walk takes us to the village of Brook & the location of one of the very first lifeboat stations on the Island in 1860.

We follow the coast path along the Back of the Wight which is notorius for Smuggling & Shipwrecks to Chiltern Chine.  One of the 19 chines on the Island.  A chine is a word only used on the Isle of Wight, Dorset & Hampshire & means a ravine/steep sided river valley.

We make our way gradually up to the Long Stone.  Placed here by Neolithic people & marks the rising sun. En route we hope to have some great coastal views to Blackgang in the east & Freshwater Bay & Tennyson Down to the west.

Below us is the quaint village of Mottistone with it's pre-Elizabethan Manor & the 12th century church of St Peter & St Paul. Our final descent takes us back to The Sun Inn for a well deserved bite to eat & refreshing drink.

Adults - £5.00
Seniors 65 plus - £3.00
Children under 12 - £2.00

To book:
Phone 01983 761574
Mobile 07771 616540

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