Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk

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Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk

Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk
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Ddee K
5 contributions
Nov 2021
Beautiful scenery. Plenty of refreshment places, loads of photographic opportunities, a must for you walkers out there.
Written November 28, 2021
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The_Doc99
Wellingborough, UK95 contributions
Nov 2021
We do this walk regularly, usually as a prelude to the Culver Down climb. It's easy, picturesque and has an excellent cafe (Blueberrys) by the path near Shanklin.
Written November 24, 2021
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MJK
Coventry851 contributions
Oct 2021
You can go around the entire Isle of Wight walking along the cliffs or on the top of them. The walks in the Western part of the island are more spectacular, however Shanklin to Ventnor is probably the best one, in the Eastern part of the island.

There are several interesting spots along the way, such as the St Boniface Old Church or Wishing Seat, however the best of all is amazing Devil's Chimney (you have to stray a bit from the main path, but it's really worth it!) We did this route back and forth with some modification on our return - even if the weather was far from great (overcast) it was a very pleasant hike.
Written November 16, 2021
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Carl H
Orpington, UK19 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A great walk with lots of interesting places to stop and soak up the views. Yes it was a little sad that parts of the path were closed but brave the steps up the cravace between the rocks up to Bonchurch. From there follow the signs to the Bonchurch inn and on your way you are rewarded with a 12 century church to visit, blue plaques where famous literary people used to live, and make sure you are in time to catch a pint of real ale at the inn before it closes at 3pm. From there stroll through the pretty village on to Ventnor and take in a pint at the Crab and Lobster Tap. If you plan it and book it they do an amazing Sunday lunch for £7.95 - not to be missed.
Then be lazy and catch the No. 3 bus back to Shanklin that runs every 30 minutes.
Written October 28, 2021
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Jet setter
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
What a lovely and breath taking walk. Nothing too strenuous but very pleasant, enjoying the sea breeze. Some lovely views too, added to my list of things to do again.
Written October 8, 2021
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heleninpr2017
Princes Risborough, UK2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
There had been 2 path closures which had not been pre-signed and caused a lot of stress. The closures led to having to follow other routes, almost doubling back and having to cope with extremely steep upward steps. Not to be recommended.
Written September 23, 2021
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DavidCloverUK
London, UK29 contributions
Aug 2021
Despite having to detour the start of the walk due to a (well signed land slip) this was a great walk (and the detour provided a nice view of some very nice and large houses). There are some great views and lots of woodland up and down and around bits. No challenging areas and well signposted. The sea wall part at the end was a bit windy on the day we walked but we had chosen a more overcast day. Ventnor has some good eating places and the Botanic Gardens a good way to carry on walking after a spot of lunch.
Written September 3, 2021
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Alan
Nottinghamshire, UK19 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We have walked this path for years sadly the recent flooding has caused the path to be closed. There is a re route which is more challenging and brings you out at the top of Bonchurch, well worth doing, you still get the lovely views.
Written August 29, 2021
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Sam Olesker-Taylor
Cambridge, UK38 contributions
Jul 2021
A really lovely walk. Both going through the forest and along the seafront. Check out the pictures for a taste.

We had a bus pass for the week so got the bus Shanklin to Ventnor. We then started walking along the seafront in Ventnor and it was so nice that we decided to walk all the way back to Shanklin! We then got the bus back to Ventnor.

I highly recommend walking Shanklin to Ventnor directly, not doing the silly route that we ended up doin!

It is quite a long walk, though. So you may want to get the bus back. I believe that it took us around 1.5hr; we're fairly quick-walking 27yrs olds.

Watch out, too: Google Maps doesn't seem to know that it exists. So you aren't going to have that navigation assistance.
Written July 19, 2021
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Sue W
Worcester, UK24 contributions
Jul 2021
Nice gentle walk no obvious obstacles and as one of our party has limited mobility suitable for them
Written July 14, 2021
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