Tennyson Trail

This walk runs from Newport to Alum Bay via Brighstone and Freshwater.
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.

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Tennyson Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Tennyson Trail Aerial Photo View Map

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Distance14 miles (23 km)
Memory Map RouteTennyson Trail.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

GPX File

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Route Photos
Carisbrooke Castle
Brighstone Down Triangulation Pillar
Path at Brighstone
View to Freshwater
Tennyson Down from a Freshwater Golf Course Green
Freshwater Bay
Alum Bay

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Map (Route in Red)
Aerial Photo View of this route

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