This trail follows bridleways along the river valley from Newport, passing Appuldurcombe, Stenbury and Week Downs before finishing at the delightful Ventnor botanic gardens on the coast. The walk involves a decent climb but you are rewarded with fabulous views of the island and coast.
Highlights include the thatched cottages in the pretty village of Godshill and the English Heritage owned Appuldurcombe House.
Stenbury Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Stenbury Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Stenbury Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Stenbury Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
On the north western outskirts of Newport you'll find the expansive Parkhurst Forest. The forest is criss crossed with miles of good walking and cycling trails and a fine place to extend your outing. It's also great for wildlife spotting with the resident red squirrels of particular note.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Isle of Wight Walks page.