Walk from Shanklin to Ventnor over the Downs taking in the beautiful south east corner of the Island.
The path down to the old Ventnor railway station is one of the steepest on the island, so this part is a short but strenuous walk. Mostly on grassy paths. No stiles but some kissing gates.
It Can be slippery in wet weather and muddy in winter so care is needed.
The exposed downs can be very windy. Dogs are welcome, but please keep on a lead around wildlife and livestock, and take any mess home with you. This walk is brilliant for views all over the Island particularly from the top of Shanklin Downs over East Wight and across the Solent to Portsmouth and also towards the West with glimpses of Freshwater in the distance. As you walk along side the Radar station you get a sense of the height you’re at, with views over Ventnor and the Sea.