GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Worsley Trail

15 miles (24 km)

This lovely 15 mile walk runs from Brightstone Down through Godshill and on to Shanklin.
You start of at the car park at Brightstone Down and head towards the pretty of Godshill via Chillerton Down and Shorwell. Godshill is a picturesque village by the River Yar, with a model village and Natural History Museum to enjoy.
The walk continues through Appuldurcombe Down and English Heritage owned Appuldurcombe House which boasts a delightful Owl and Falconry centre. The walk finishes by passing through Wroxhall and then arrives at the pretty coastal village of Shanklin.
The route links with the Tennyson Trail on Brighstone Down.

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Worsley Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Worsley Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Godshill you can enjoy a pit stop at The Taverners. The ancient inn dates to the 17th century and includes a charming old interior with oak beams, flagstone flooring and open fireplaces. They sell good quality food and also have a garden to sit out in. You can find them at postcode PO38 3HZ for your sat navs. The pub is dog friendly in the bar area. The village is also worth exploring with its thatched cottages and ancient church.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just off the route near Brighstone Forest there's the National Trust's Mottistone Manor to visit. Here you'll find beautiful gardens and bluebell woods in the grounds surrounding this historic Elizabethan manor house.
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.


Junction between Worsley and Tennyson Trails on Brighstone Down - - 540001

Junction between Worsley and Tennyson Trails on Brighstone Down. The Worsley Trail (behind camera) here joins the Tennyson Trail (ahead, and right, where it enters Brighstone Forest).

Descending Chillerton Down - - 499993

Descending Chillerton Down

Edge of Brighstone Forest - - 502216

Edge of Brighstone Forest. This is the point where a bridleway from Limerstone joins the west-east bridleway (part of the Worsley Trail) at the southern edge of Brighstone Forest. The first part of the woodland is seen here.

Descending Renham Down - - 502162

Descending Renham Down. A sunken bridleway, used by the trail, descends Renham Down to the B3233 (just out of sight). Chillerton TV mast is prominent beyond.

Entrance to Limerstone Down - - 502223

Entrance to Limerstone Down. The bridleway heads east and enters the Limerstone Down open access land at this point. The viewpoint marked prominently on the map is just beyond the skyline.

The Seafront, Shanklin - - 1966544

The Seafront, Shanklin. Route end.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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