"Another great time had by all. Thanks for making us so welcome again. All our love"
Pat & Den Spellthorne - USA

"Thank you so much for making us all so welcome. We had a lovely weekend and look forward to returning next year".
The Portsmouth Ramblers

"Dear Bill & Jackie. Both Adrian and I felt we had to write to express our sincere thanks for such a great holiday. Your hospitality, food, staff & accommodation was all superb. The guided walking despite Adrian's bad feet was brilliant. The memory of the 19 of us crossing the finishing line at Shanklin will stay with us for a long time! Thanks once again and we look forward to seeing you next year."
Sue & Adrian Peskett

"Dear Bill & Jackie Sincere thanks for another very successful walking weekend, and of course for arranging the weather!! Thought the Hambledon looked very smart and welcoming and the lounge is lovely, you've worked very hard and it shows. Food as always was delicious and varied and plenty of it, cheerfully served by the charming Edita. The walks were well chosen and Jill was as lively and as informative as ever, a true gem."
Kathy Macy - Lymington Ramblers

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight Compact and beautiful, the Isle of Wight is one of Europe's best-kept secrets, combining well-maintained and alluring footpaths and tracks with some of Britain's most magnificent views. Nowhere else in Britain can you experience such a diversity of scenery and stunning views in an area as compact as the Isle of Wight.

A walker's paradise, the Island boasts more footpaths per square mile than any other part of the country. The paths and trails are maintained in good order too! The mild climate of the Isle of Wight means that walking holidays can be enjoyed at virtually any time during the year. The stunning views change with the passing seasons.

How To Get Here

By TrainBy Train
There is a regular train service from most parts of the country, including London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour with connecting Wightlink Fast Car to Ryde Pier Head. From here the Islandline takes you to Shanklin Station.
LinkNational Rail website

By CarCar Ferries
Portsmouth to Fishbourne (approx. 40 mins)
Lymington to Yarmouth (approx. 35 mins)
LinkWightlink Ferries website

Southampton to East Cowes (approx 45 mins)
LinkRed Funnel Ferries website

By FerryPassenger Ferries
Portsmouth to Ryde (approx. 35 mins - Wightlink Fastcat)
LinkWightlink Ferries website

Southsea to Ryde (approx. 10 mins)
LinkHovertravel website

Southampton to West Cowes (approx. 45 mins)
LinkRed Funnel website (Red Jet)

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