A seaside walk with your dog can be a wonderful experience on The Isle of Wight. With over 17 miles of National Trust-owned coastline, they have plenty of great locations for you to discover.

The dog favourites seem to be the sand dunes around St Helens Duver, and the beach at Compton Bay and Brook.

Dogs are welcome between Brook Chine and Hanover Point all year round, but the National Trust ask you not to bring them west of this along Compton between 15 May and 15 September. This is so that they can manage problems with dog waste and protect the interests of other visitors, particularly families with children.

The Trust amazingly looks after over 10 percent of the land on the Isle of Wight, including many of the high ridges. The downs at Ventnor, Mottistone and Bembridge all have car parking places and some of these also have dog bins, making the downs a convenient, and beautiful, location to take a walk in the countryside together.

Today I will feature one of the walks on their website – you can click on the image to get more details. Full credit to The National Trust,  their website is absolutely fantastic and is packed with great information on the dog walk.

A challenging hike up to the Tennyson monument

This 7 mile (11km) figure-of-eight walk can be split into two shorter walks of 3 and 4 miles (4.5 and 7.5km).

An invigorating downland walk, with a splendid view of the iconic Needles and the chance to visit a 19th-century fort, a Cold War rocket test site and a monument to a Victorian poet laureate. And along the way, you can re-fuel with a bite to eat in the Needles Old Battery tea-room.

Tennyson Down

more to follow.


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