GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Firestone Copse Walk

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk explores the woodland at Firestone Copse near Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
The woods are located just to the south west of Ryde, near Fishbourne and Wootton Bridge. There are a series of walking trails to follow around the woods where tree species include Oak, Ash andconiferous Douglas, Cedar and Scots Pine. You can start the walk from the good sized car parking area on the Firestone Copse Road. On the way look out for various wildflowers and wildlife including several woodland birds.
On the western side of the woods there's also the picturesque Wootton Bridge Old Mill Pond to see.
Head north and you could extend your walking at Quarr Abbey. There's nice footpaths to follow around the attractive estate of the 12th century ruined monastery.

Postcode

PO33 4DL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Firestone Copse OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Firestone Copse Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There is usually a van selling hot drinks and soft drinks in the car park. There is also a nice picnic area if you'd like to bring your own refreshments.
If you prefer a pub lunch then head a short distance south to Havenstreet where you can visit the White Hart. The attractive pub serves good quality dishes and has a lovely garden area to sit in on warmer days. You can find them at postcode PO33 4DP for your sat navs.
The pub is also conveniently placed for the Isle of Wight Heritage Steam Railway train centre at Havenstreet Station, wherethe old trains make their way to join the electrified Ryde-Shanklin line at Smallbrook. The quaint station has been carefully restored to reflect a 1940s British Railways (Southern) style station. There is also a nice cafe and exhibits here. The station is located just a mile south of the woods at postcode PO33 4DS.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north and you can pick up the Isle of Wight Coast Path and follow it west to visit the picturesque Wootton Creek. Heading east will take you into Ryde where you could try the popular Ryde to Bembridge Coastal Walk.

Photos

Firestone Copse car park - geograph.org.uk - 4731052

Firestone Copse car park

Path in Firestone Copse - geograph.org.uk - 4816532

Path in Firestone Copse

Firestone Copse, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight - geograph.org.uk - 3561837

A clearing in the woods

Cattle grazing off Firestone Copse Road

Cattle grazing off Firestone Copse Road

The old mill pond at Wootton - geograph.org.uk - 997022

The old mill pond at Wootton

Coppidhall Farm - geograph.org.uk - 530599

Coppidhall Farm. Taken from the hill to the north containing the war memorial and trig point and looking down on the farm and beyond to the downs. The footpath exits the field to the right of the cows at the junction of Main Road and Firestone Copse Road.

Havenstreet Station - geograph.org.uk - 1896681

Havenstreet Station. A nice place to go for a bite to eat after your walk. You can also watch the old steam trains come in and out of the classically restored station.

Havenstreet White Hart Inn

Havenstreet White Hart Inn. A pub near the woods for some post walk rest and refreshments.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Firestone Copse.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)