Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Back of the Wight

This new walk, Back of the Wight will begin on most Wednesdays from 4th April until 24th October.
NOT 13th June

We meet at The Orchards Holiday Park in Newbridge outside reception at 09.30.

6.5 miles. Moderate. Uphill & Downhill twice! Approx 3 hours.

From the holiday park we set off across country, through Westover Plantation to Mottistone Down where we come across several Bronze Age burial mounds dating back 3500 years..

From here we hope to have some fantastic views looking along the Back of the Wight to Blackgang in the east & Freshwater Bay in the west. We then head down then up again onto Brook Down.  Behind us amongst the rhododendrons is Brook Hill House. Once the home of the writer J B Priestley between 1948-1959.

Up on Brook Down there are more Bronze Age burial mounds above us & more views looking across to the chalk cliffs below Tennyson Down. The Poet Laureate Tennyson lived in Freshwater Bay & the Downs were a favourite place of his to walk & be inspired.

Our final part of the walk takes us down to more farmland with views of the Solent & the location of the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight Pop Festival when 600 000 hippies descended upon the Island. At the time the Island only had a population of around 100 000!

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

To book:
Email michele.wightdelight@yahoo.co.uk
Phone 01983 761574
Mobile 07771 616540

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