Less than a mile from the mainland, yet worlds apart,
the Isle of Wight with its stunning scenery and tranquil atmosphere
was a favourite haunt of Queen Victoria and retains much of its Victorian charm today.
With over 500 miles of cycle paths, byways and bridleways weaving their way above a wildly
and through an inland landscape of undulating downs, quiet lanes and sleepy thatched
villages, the Island is a year-round
cyclist's paradise, which recently also scooped the top No.1 spot in the Lonely Planet's
'Top 10 World Cycling Routes'. Criss-crossed with footpaths and long-distance trails, and encircled
by a stunning 64-mile coastal path,
it's also a hugely
popular destinaton for walkers and the venue for the largest walking festival in the UK.
Isle of Wight Walker's Map
ISBN 978 1 85215 1911
Scale: 1: 41,000
Sheet size: 960mm x 700mm
Produced in co-operation with Visit Isle of Wight and using Ordnance Survey
cartography under licence, this brand new, double-sided, full colour map
is overlaid with 16 clearly marked colour-coded long distance
walks around the scenic Isle of Wight.
All the walks have been fully checked on foot by a local walker and feature all
the relevant footpath numbers. They include the popular coastal path, broken into
six manageable sections (including the latest coastal path reinstatements); the
Yar River Trail; the Worsley Trail; the new Warrior Trail devised by the Ramblers
Association; the Bembridge Trail; the Hamstead Trail; the Nunwell Trail; the Stenbury
Trail; the Freshwater Way; the Tennyson Trail; and the Shepherd’s Trail. The map also
includes a useful list of walker-friendly accommodation across the Island, from hotels
and cosy B&Bs to hostels, farms and self-catering hideaways, so walkers can book their
ideal holiday getaway.
For each walk a choice of bus stops and car parks are shown at each end of the
route as well as along the way, enabling walkers to plan their journeys. In addition
to the featured paths, the map also shows all the major rights of way across the Island,
making it easy to join together sections of routes or devise alternative walks to suit.
The Southern Vectis bus route map is also included together with a range of other useful
information including pubs and cafes, viewpoints, ferry routes and visitor attractions.
for an overview of the map:
Bicycle Island - Isle of Wight Cycle Map
ISBN 978 1 85215 1904
Scale: 1: 46,500
Sheet size: 594mm x 840mm
Produced in co-operation with Visit Isle of Wight and using Ordnance Survey cartography under licence, this new edition of our full colour cycle map
of the Island (updated 2016) is overlaid with 15 clearly marked colour-coded cycle routes covering all
ages and abilities, from multi-day circuits of the Island to short rides out, perfect for little legs. Take on the challenge of the Chalk Ridge Extreme along
the Tennyson Trail, described by the Good Mountain Biking Guide as 'probably the best
chalk trail in the UK' or head off on a Round the Island adventure, stopping off at visitor attractions and local eateries as you please.
There are also plenty of gentle family rides, like the popular Red Squirrel
Trail, which take you along disused rail lines and scenic estuaries, and along woodland tracks, rich in wildlife.
As well as the routes, the map includes details of bike shops and services - from bike hire and sales to
emergency repairs, luggage transfer and tours and holidays - as well as a useful list of
cycle-friendly accommodation across the Island, from hotels and cosy B&Bs to hostels and self-catering hideaways.
The map also features seven large-scale inset plans, showing cycle routes through the main town centres, and includes a range of useful
visitor information from
cafes and pubs to electric bike charge points, car parks, visitor attractions and viewpoints. In addition, the entire
network of cycle paths and bridlepaths are also shown enabling
cyclists to join together sections of routes or devise their own routes should they wish
to do so.
here for an overview of the map: