GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tennyson Trail

14 miles (23 km)

This walk runs from Newport to Alum Bay via Brighstone, Freshwater and Tennyson Down.
The walk starts at Carisbrooke, near the fascinating Carisbrooke Castle where Charles I was imprisoned. You can enjoy the new Princess Beatrice Garden and the tranquil chapel at this fine historical attraction. Use google street view below to explore the castle.
You then head through the beautiful Brighstone Down and Brighstone Forest before arriving at the coast where there are splendid views over Freshwater towards Alum Bay and the Needles.
The final section takes you through the coastal Freshwater Bay Golf course and then through Tennyson Down before finishing at the delightful Alum Bay. This is quite a challenging walk with several climbs through the downs, but there are terrific views of the island to enjoy throughout.
To further explore this part of the island you can pick up the Hamstead Trail, Isle of Wight Coast Path or the Freshwater Trail from Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay.

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Tennyson Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tennyson Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Carisbrooke Castle

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Brighstone Down Triangulation Pillar

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Path at Brighstone

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View to Freshwater

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Tennyson Down from a Freshwater Golf Course Green

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Freshwater Bay

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Alum Bay

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GPS Files

GPX File

Tennyson Trail.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Tennyson Trail.mmo (right click - 'Save As')