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Tennyson Trail

Isle of Wight

23 km / 14 miles
A challenging route across the Island from Newport to Alum Bay on the west coast over Bowcombe Down, Brighstone Down, Mottistone Down, Compton Down, Tennyson Down and West High Down. The Tennyson Monument and the Needles are passed. From the downland ridge there are extensive views across the island and the sea.

The Bembridge and Tennyson Trails are part of the E9 Isle of Wight variant: see E-Routes (E9).

See E-Routes (E9)


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SZ481881 - Carisbrook, Newport, Isle of Wight View on StreetMap
Finish: SZ305856 - Alum Bay, Isle of Wight View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Tennyson Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Tennyson Trail Leaflet  (Visit Isle of Wight ) Download
Guidebook Walking on the Isle of Wight  (Cicerone Press  - 2017 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 196
OS Landranger Active 196
OS Explorer 29
OS Explorer Active 29
Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other)
Isle of Wight walker's map (Heritage House - 2016)

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Route Profile:

22.3 km (13.9 miles)
583 m (1,913 ft) ascent
210 m (689 ft)  maximum height

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