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Educational visits
for primary and junior schools

Coastal Footpaths

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path circumnavigates the Island and stays beside the sea most of the way around. The total length is approximately 60 miles (100 km) but for convenience the trail is normally split into much smaller sections. The northern side trails border the Solent with it's multitude of craft, the southern side trails are along sandy beaches and magnificent cliff edges [more than half of the Island is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty].

There really is so much to be seen on the various sections of the path, with striking chalk geology featuring heavily in the south and west. There are great views out to sea and many interesting places to visit, reflecting the island's heritage and royal patronage over the years. It should be noted that many of the cliff edges can be unstable, so you not venture too near to them.

River Medina Nature Trail

Saltmarshes, varied trees and vegetation, swans, woodpeckers, herons, cormorants, kingfishers, greenshanks, dunlin, etc. 3 miles. Wellies essential.