GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Osborne House Walks

2 miles (3 km)

Explore the beautiful and extensive grounds of Queen Victoria's royal seaside palace on this lovely walk near Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
You can stroll through the numerous delightful gardens before heading to the coast and Queen Victoria's private beach where there are fabulous views across the Solent.
Just south of the house you can pick up the Isle of Wight Coast Path and follow it east to visit Quarr Abbey. The Grade I listed abbey monastery dates back to the 12th century and includes a scenic estate with lovely gardens, wildflower meadows and woodland with red squirrels to look out for. The abbey makes a fine extension to your walk.

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Osborne House OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Osborne House Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south east there's some peaceful woodland trails at Firestone Copse. The site includes lots of wildlife and views of the picturesque Wootton Bridge Old Mill Pond on its western side. Near here there's also 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.

Photos

Osborne House and garden (geograph 5629224)

Osborne House and garden

Private Beach Osborne Estate - geograph.org.uk - 733852

Private Beach Osborne Estate. Looking along the private beach on the Osborne Estate, frequently used by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and children.

Start of the path from Swiss Cottage back to the "Big House" - geograph.org.uk - 2532682

Start of the path from Swiss Cottage back to the "Big House"

Red Squirrel Carving at Osborne House (14947238072)

Red Squirrel Carving at Osborne House

Osborne estate, Swiss Cottage - geograph.org.uk - 2199113

Osborne estate, Swiss Cottage

Seat on the path from Swiss Cottage back to the "Big House" - geograph.org.uk - 2532686

Seat on the path from Swiss Cottage back to the "Big House"

Formal Garden, Osborne House, Isle of Wight - geograph.org.uk - 1999662

Formal Garden, Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Osborne House, horse and cart glimpsed through the trees - geograph.org.uk - 2522551

Osborne House, horse and cart glimpsed through the trees

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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