GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mottistone Manor

6 miles (10 km)

Explore the estate, gardens and coastline surrounding this Elizabethan manor house on the Isle of Wight.
The first part of the walk takes you around the beautiful gardens which include a young olive grove, a small organic kitchen garden and a traditional tea garden. It's the perfect place for a peaceful stroll with colourful herbaceous borders, a rose garden, bluebell woods, wildflower banks and views towards the sea.
The route then heads into the wider estate visiting the interesting NeolithicLong Stone. The stone isbelieved to have marked the entrance to a long barrow or burial chamber. You then head to Castle Hill before following the Worsley Trail along Mottistone Down where you will pass a series of Bronze Age burial mounds.
The gorse habitat on the downs attracts a variety of wildlife - look out for butterflies like the Marbled White and birds such as Dartford warbler, yellowhammer, linnet and kestrel. The trail then heads through Mottistone Common on peaceful woodland trails before returning to the Manor.
The next section of the walk takes you down to the coast through the lovely countryside in Mottistone. You'll reach Sudmoor Point and then enjoy a walk along a cliff-top path before following Ridge Lane back to the Manor.

Postcode

PO30 4EA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Mottistone Manor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mottistone Manor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north you can explore Brighstone Forest and Brighstone Down. There's miles of peaceful woodland trails and a fine viewpoint with a toposcope to enjoy here.

Photos

Mottistone Manor - geograph.org.uk - 2138610

Mottistone Manor

Mottistone Manor Garden, Isle of Wight - geograph.org.uk - 2040925

The garden in summer

Mottistone Churchyard and Manor - geograph.org.uk - 396839

Mottistone Churchyard and Manor

A garden path at Mottistone Manor - geograph.org.uk - 2138603

A garden path

Mottistone Down - geograph.org.uk - 72216

Mottistone Down. Looking west along the Tennyson Way as it cimbs up Mottistone Down.

View east from Castle Hill - geograph.org.uk - 4087995

View east from Castle Hill. This viewpoint is just north east of the manor.

Heathland, Mottistone, Isle of Wight - geograph.org.uk - 2041007

Heathland, Mottistone

The Shack Mottistone Manor Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 1502542

The Shack Mottistone Manor Gardens. One of the many delights of Mottistone Manor gardens is The Shack, an ingenious outdoor cabin-like office, designed in the 1930s by John Seely who was a prominent architect, with his partner Paul Paget. The Shack is situated in the Tea Garden where you can enjoy drinks and light refreshments.

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

Mottistone Manor.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)