GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ventnor to Steephill Cove Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This popular circular walk from Ventnor takes you to the picturesque Steephill Cove.
The coastal section to Castle Cove and Steephill Cove runs for about 1.5 miles on a fairly flat path.
The cove lies just to the south west of Ventnor and includes kiosks, self-catering cottages and a pretty beach. The walk also passes the Ventnor Botanic Gardens which are well worthy of a visit. The Mediterranean style gardens include a number of interesting plants which are generally considered too tender for much of mainland Britain.
After exploring the gardens and the cove you can link up with a section of the Stenbury Trail. Follow it north and you can climb to Rew Down and Week Down where you can enjoy some fabulous views back to the coast. The route then descends past Steephill and Lowtherville to return to Ventnor.
To extend your walking the area pick up the Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk which will take you in the other direction to neighbouring Shanklin via Luccombe. For more great views try the Ventnor Downs Walk which visits the highest point on the Isle of Wight.

Ventnor to Steephill Cove Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ventnor to Steephill Cove Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just north east of Ventnor there's the Devils Chimney Walk which visits an unusual geological feature in a wooded area known as the Landslip.
The Shanklin to Ventnor Railway Walk starts from Shanklin train station and will take you to Wroxall and Ventnor via the old railway line. The first section to Wroxall is also suitable for cyclists.

Photos

Ventnor Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 2002007

Ventnor Harbour

The lighthouse Steephill Cove - geograph.org.uk - 1161579

The lighthouse Steephill Cove

Steephill Cove, near Ventnor - geograph.org.uk - 1023399

Steephill Cove, near Ventnor

Ventnor Botanic Garden - geograph.org.uk - 3567138

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Tumuli or ancient burial mounds on Week Down - geograph.org.uk - 581314

Tumuli or ancient burial mounds on Week Down

View north along Stenbury Trail on Week Down, IOW - geograph.org.uk - 3289132

View north along Stenbury Trail on Week Down, IOW

Rare breeds farm - geograph.org.uk - 477730

Rare breeds farm. Perched on top of the cliff are the paddocks of the rare breeds farm. With Woody Point in the distance.

The Spyglass Inn at Ventnor - geograph.org.uk - 2047497

The Spyglass Inn at Ventnor

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GPS Files

GPX File

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