Compton Down and the Coastal Path from Brighstone

Introduction to Walk 2435

Photo from the walk - Compton Down and the Coastal Path from Brighstone

Region - Isle of Wight AONB

County/Area - Isle of Wight

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Grade - moderate

This Isle of Wight walk includes excellent ridge walking on the downs and a lengthy section of the coastal path. The route visits the pretty village of Brighstone, offers fine view from the downs and wonderful seascapes from the cliff-top section making a wonderful day in the outdoors. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking on the Isle of Wight

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Further Information

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Isle of Wight AONB

The Isle of Wight is much bigger than a lot of people think: 24 miles from east to west and 14 miles north to south. Its 60 miles of coastline contains a wide variety of landscapes, from chalk downland to sandy beaches via marshes, salt flats and ancient woodland. Inland the rolling downlands provide some superb walking. More Information

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