UPDATED walk notice: 07 July 2022 Isle of Wight led by Richard Smith

Pre-reading for members joining the Isle of Wight field meeting

This longer circular walk covers a maximum of 12km of mostly level ground with some single track that can be muddy in parts. A brief visit to Afton Marsh reserve is planned and if time and energy permits, a visit to Freshwater Bay is also possible. Depending on timing and numbers, we’ll stop for refreshments at the cafe in Freshwater. See details here: http://www.honnorandjeffrey.com/afton.html


We meet at 08:30 at the Lymington Ferry Terminal to depart on the 09:00 sailing and aim to return on the 16:05 from Yarmouth but open returns are standard for foot passengers.

Pre-booking the ferry is essential and all foot passengers should be there a minimum of 15 minutes before sailing https://www.wightlink.co.uk/

Day Return fare is £19.40 or £14.40 for Senior Citizens


Parking at the terminal for up to 16 hours is £9.00. Note that NFDC long stay cards do not work here. Meter payment is by Ringo or credit card only. NO cash payment option. The Ringo app does not always work here so you are strongly advised to bring a credit or debit card with you.


Something for lunch

Plenty to drink


Insect repellent

A credit or debit card if we stop for a tea break / ice cream in Freshwater

Face coverings are no longer required on the ferry at present but it might be wise to bring one anyway.

Our proposed route
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